ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – The University of Michigan campus was on alert Monday after a female student said she was groped on her way back to her off-campus home.

Police said a man jumped up behind her as the young woman walked along Washtenaw Ave., grabbing her chest and crotch. She screamed and the man fled on foot toward Hill Street.

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The incident happened just before 3 a.m.

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The suspect is described as an Asian man about five feet six inches tall and 20 years old. He was wearing a baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact the U-M Department of Public Safety at 734-763-1131 or the Ann Arbor Police Department Tip Line 734-794-6939. You can also email your tip to

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Meantime, U-M police remind those who are out at night to look assertive and be aware of their surroundings, have their keys in hand, and walk with a trusted friend or co-worker whenever possible.