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Release: May 5, 1999

UI Public Safety issues alert on suspect in community

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa department of public safety has issued an alert for the Iowa City community about a potentially dangerous suspect who attacked a student on campus Sunday, May 2.

In the early morning of May 2, public safety officers received a report that a man had assaulted a female student in a stairwell at Mayflower Hall, says Chuck Green, director of public safety at the University. The incident is currently under investigation.

The victim described her attacker as a white male, approximately 19 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing between 170 and 180 pounds with light brown hair, light colored eyes, wearing blue jeans and a light colored t-shirt, Green says. He asks that anyone with any information about this incident or the suspect, call the University of Iowa department of public safety at 335-5022.

Green reminds residents of the area always to be careful and aware of their surroundings when walking alone in solitary places or after dark