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MSU police investigate sexual assault near library

April 24, 2009

MSU police are investigating a sexual assault that reportedly occurred at about 2 a.m. today near the Main Library, according to a crime alert issued this evening.

A 19-year-old female student told police she was walking near the library when a stranger asked her if she needed directions. After replying that she did not need directions, the suspect allegedly grabbed and sexually assaulted her, according to police.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall white male, at about 30 years of age with a very thin build, short, reddish hair and slight facial hair, according to police.

Anyone who may have information about the incident should contact MSU police at (517) 355-2222.

The campuswide crime alert was issued at 8:20 p.m. today, more than 18 hours after the incident reportedly occurred.

For more on this story, read the Monday print edition of The State News.

Posted 9:10 p.m.

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