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A female University of Oregon student reported to UO police that she was attacked by a man near Hamilton Hall at 13th Avenue and Columbia Street on the UO campus, at about 10:30 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2015.
The woman reported that she was walking west on the south sidewalk of 13th Avenue, just west of Columbia Street, when an unknown man grabbed her from behind, placed a sharp object to her neck, and began attempting to drag her backward. The woman pepper-sprayed the man from a keychain dispenser in her hand, broke free, and fled.
She looked back at the man as she fled, and described him as about 6-foot-4, with a slight build, uncertain skin tone, with no facial hair, wearing a dark zip-up sweatshirt, a black beanie hat, and dark sweatpants.
After police received the report, UOPD and Eugene Police thoroughly searched the area with K-9 officers, but didn’t find the suspect. This incident is unresolved and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should call UOPD at 541-346-2919. Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu.