Student attacked in Union parking lot

Police are still investigating the assault of a female student near a campus parking lot Tuesday night.

At about 7:15 p.m. the student left her room in McDonald North to go to her class in Olscamp when she was attacked by an unidentified male.

The victim stated the attacker walked up behind her near the Bowen Thompson East Parking lot, grabbed her by the neck and tried to force her to his car. The victim said she was threatened with a gun and that she would be killed.

The victim noticed two people walking close by and when they were close enough, she swung her leg back towards the attacker’s groin and swung her elbow back in an attempt to free herself. She succeeded and fled back to her dorm room, where she called the police.

Police describe the suspect as a white male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a dark sweatshirt and dark shoes.

Police are asking anybody with information please contact the University Police Department at 372-2346.