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Student sexually assaulted outside Alumni Hall

The student was walking into the residence hall when an unidentified suspect “grabbed their buttocks,” according to a Campus Safety email sent to the NYU community earlier this evening.
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An NYU student was sexually assaulted outside Alumni Hall at around 5:14 p.m., according to an email sent to the university community from the Department of Campus Safety.

The student was reportedly walking into the residence hall before an unidentified suspect “grabbed their buttocks.” A witness “struck the suspect with an umbrella,” and the individual then fled the scene. Following the incident, the student entered the dorm and reported the incident to a Campus Safety officer.

The suspect was described in the email as male, 6 feet tall, with dark hair, a beard and wearing a large beige jacket. Another student who overheard the incident told Campus Safety they saw the same suspect harassing two unidentified people on 9th Street.

The New York City Police Department was notified of the incident, and no additional information is currently known, according to the email.

Contact Yezen Saadah at [email protected].

About the Contributor
Yezen Saadah, Deputy Managing Editor
Yezen Saadah is a sophomore studying cinema studies, journalism and Middle Eastern studies. He's a lover of cinema, history, art and literature, and he enjoys writing about pretty much anything. If he isn't in the newsroom or at the movies, he's probably just trying to enjoy his day off. Contact him on Instagram @yezen.saadah, Twitter @yezen_saadah and — most importantly — Letterboxd @Yezen, or just send tips to [email protected].
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