Woman fights off would-be attacker

Attempted sexual assualt reported on east campus


University of Colorado Boulder Police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred last night on CU-Boulder’s East Campus.

Police were called on the report at about 8 p.m. on Feb. 9. According to preliminary reports, an employee was at 3100 Marine St. at about 8 p.m. and was locking doors on the east side of the building. After locking the doors, she turned and was approached by a male unknown to her.

The male engaged in a short conversation with the employee. The employee attempted to leave, and was grabbed by the male. The male shoved the  employee to the ground and attempted to remove her pants. The victim began kicking the male, apparently causing some pain to him. He let go of the victim, and she was able to run away.

The male was described as a white male, unknown age or build. He was wearing a “puffy” black coat, and a beanie-type knit hat.

Police were called shortly after the attack and searched the area. The male was not located. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact CU Police detectives at 303-492-8168.