Police: Student attacked by man while walking home
Campus police are investigating an assault that occurred at 1 a.m. Sept. 14 near Lot 29 at the intersection of Shaw Lane and Akers Road.
The victim, an 18-year-old female student, told police she was returning to her residence hall when an unidentified man attacked her from behind, according to a statement from MSU police.
The suspect jumped out of the bushes near Lot 29 as she crossed from North Shaw Lane to South Shaw Lane and placed his hands over her mouth.
She used pepper spray on her key chain to deter the assault, causing the man to release her, and she ran away.
Police could not confirm the suspect’s identity or whether he is a student.
The victim could not provide description of the suspect because she only could see his arm, police said.
She did not sustain any injuries during the attack.
The MSU Police Department encourages anyone who was in the area at the time and might have witnessed the crime to call 517-355-2222.