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Police seek suspect in campus attack

May 9, 2005

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Kansas University police are looking for a man suspected of grabbing a woman and pushing her to the ground early Saturday in a parking lot of an all-female residence hall.

The attack happened about 2:30 a.m. in an employee parking lot west of Gertrude Sellards Pearson Hall. The woman hit the suspect in the face and kneed him in the groin to fight him off, according to police.

He then struck her in the face and fled.

The man was described as a white male about 5 feet 11 inches tall with brown hair and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing a black long-sleeved T-shirt, black pants and black gloves.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the KU Public Safety Office at 864-5900 or KU Crime Stoppers at 864-8888.

A series of violent crimes in KU residence-hall parking lots in recent years has led to a plan to install surveillance cameras, but some students have criticized the school for not moving quickly enough. An update on the project wasn't immediately available this afternoon.

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