ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Police at the University of Michigan have released a sketch of a suspect who allegedly assaulted a student in a women’s bathroom on campus.

The incident happened around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26 at Weill Hall, located at the northeast corner of State and Hill streets.

Police say the suspect followed a student into the women’s restroom, hanging an unauthorized, handmade “out-of-order” sign on the door behind him. The student told police that the man forcibly grabbed and hugged her before she could run away.

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 20-years-old, 5’10” to 5’11” tall, clean-shaven, with a medium build and brown hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a two-tone plaid green winter jacket at the time.

Not the actual jacket but similar style with light green and dark green plaid. (police handout)

Not the actual jacket but similar style with light green and dark green plaid. (police handout)

Anyone with information is asked to contact campus police at 734-763-3434 or call the confidential tip line at 1-800-863-1355.

As police continue to investigate the incident, they are reminding students to take the following safety precautions:

• Close blinds at night and keep doorwall security bars in place.
• Keep rooms and apartments locked at all times.
• Apartment-dwellers should turn on exterior lights at night.
• Walk with a trusted friend or co-worker when possible.
• Trust your intuition. If a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, choose an alternative.
• Have your keys in hand before you reach your vehicle or residence.
• If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light emergency phone or call 9-1-1 from any phone.

 

University of Michigan police are trying to identify this suspect wanted for an on-campus sexual assault.

University of Michigan police are trying to identify this suspect wanted for an on-campus sexual assault.

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