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UPDATE: UB Police continue to investigate reported sexual assault

Published February 26, 2017 at 7:50 AM

University Police continue to investigate what has been reported as an attempted sexual assault on UB's North Campus on 2/26 at approximately 2:30 a.m.  University Police have increased patrols on the North Campus, and are continuing to investigate.

According to investigators, the victim is a female student who described the suspect as a Hispanic male, college-aged, medium build, dark brown hair cut close to head, tattoo on right arm, wearing earrings and a short sleeved shirt, possibly a pink tank top. Anyone with information about the incident or to report suspicious persons, call University Police at 716-645-2222.

At 4:20 a.m. a UB Alert notifying the campus community was sent via text message and email to 45,000 faculty, staff, and students and information was then posted to UB’s emergency website.

For the privacy of our students, the University at Buffalo will not disclose case-specific facts or details about any ongoing investigation.  

The University at Buffalo takes all allegations of sexual violence or sexual assault on and off campus very seriously.  Nothing is more important than the safety and welfare of our students.

The university is reminding students to keep doors locked, stay alert, use university transportation and to always travel with other people. A safety shuttle, as well as campus safety escorts offering walking services to and from any campus location, are available to all students.

For many years, UB has had sexual violence and misconduct prevention and response programs, policies and practices in place to protect and support survivors of sexual misconduct and to educate the campus community.  For more information regarding sexual misconduct and sexual violence prevention, reporting and response at UB, go to www.buffalo.edu/equity.html and http://www.buffalo.edu/news/key-issues/sexual-assault-prevention.html.