Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Police Search For U Of M Library Assaulter

Campus police are searching for a man after he assaulted a woman in the library on Monday. At 1:15 p.m. the female victim walked into Wilson Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus. The male suspect followed her into the building and eventually offered to assist her with finding materials in the library. The suspect then lead the victim to a remote staircase where he grabbed onto her and held her against her will. The victim yelled and fought back until witnesses responded to the disturbance.The suspect then let go of her and ran out of the building while being chase by witnesses. The suspect was last observed running in the area of the Riverside Plaza apartment complex near Cedar Avenue and Riverside Avenue. The suspect is described as a white male; around 20 to 30-years-old, 5-foot-10-inches with a stocky build and light blonde hair with a receding hairline. He was wearing a light colored t-shirt, baggy blue jeans, a dark colored leather jacket with light stripes on the sleeves and white shoes with green soles.