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WVU Police Urge Students to Use Caution After Female Was Attacked

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Last night, at approximately 12:40 a.m. a female was attacked on the West Virginia University Main campus, near the College of Business and Economics building.  University Police are seeking information from the public to try and find the attacker.

The battery occurred at the bottom of the stairs behind the B&E building.  The suspect has been identified as a white male with a pale complexion, at about 6-feet-tall, 150 pounds.  The suspect was wearing a black beanie, a black peacoat, and light blue jeans.

The University Police Department released some reminders for students to use caution when they are out at night:

  • Do not go out alone.
  • When walking at night, walk with a friend or talk on your phone until you get to a safe location.
  • Stay in lit areas.
  • Do not set down your personal belongings, especially high value items like cell phones. They are prone to being stolen and, additionally, could be your only way of communication if an emergency.
  • Do not set down drinks at bars or clubs.
  • If you see anything suspicious report it to the police by calling 911 or if on campus, 304.293.COPS.
  • Take a self-defense class such as PROTECT, offered by University Police. There are also other free programs available campus.

Know where the blue light phones are around campus. Using these phones gives you a direct link to 911. The phones should only be used in an emergency; to report non-emergencies, call 304.293.3136.