Assault investigation underway at Southeast MO State University

Published: Nov. 8, 2017 at 3:54 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 8, 2017 at 10:08 AM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Police are looking for a man who reportedly grabbed a woman from behind then ran away.

It happened just after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 near the biology greenhouse behind Magill Hall, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The man ran toward the field between Brandt Hall and Magill Hall.

Officers describe the suspect as a short white man with dark hair. He was wearing long pants. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or who has information on the whereabouts of the suspect, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 573-651-2215.

The department provides these safety tips:

  • Be alert when traveling on or off campus, especially at night
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Travel in groups and use safe transportation.
  • Walk without distractions.
  • Keep your cell phone and car keys handy so you can access them quickly.
  • Contact the Student Watch and Escort Service (SWES) for an escort provided on campus by the Department of Public Safety.

Report suspicious activity immediately to University Police, dial 2911 or use a Blue Light emergency call box which rings directly to a dispatcher with the Department of Public Safety.

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