A female CSU student says she was pulled from her car near campus and sexually assaulted early Saturday by a man armed with a knife. (Coloradoan Story)
Fort Collins police said the woman, 22, wasn’t hurt in the incident, which occurred just after midnight near 100 Lake St., near the railroad tracks. This is the second reported sex assault in the area by a man wielding a knife in less than a month.
The student told police she was driving alone down the street when a black man approached her car and waved her down. He then opened her car door, pulled her out and assaulted her, police said.
The woman told police she fought off the man — she bit his shoulder and scratched his arms — and he ran off.
Police said the suspect was described as African American male, early 20s, 5’9” to 5’11” with acne on his face, average to muscular build, with short black curly hair. The suspect was last seen wearing a white t-shirt with an unknown design on the front and dark jeans.
The victim was able to complete a composite of the suspect.
On Oct. 24, CSU police responded to a sexual assault near the same area. Although the suspect descriptions are different, Fort Collins police are working with CSU police to see if the cases are connected.
Personal safety tips can be found on the Fort Collins Police Services webpage atwww.fcgov.com/police.
Anyone with information about this incident or the suspect should contact Fort Collins Police Detective Marty Shaw at 970-221-6577, or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers may also be reached at www.stopcriminals.org.
The investigation is ongoing. No additional information will be released at this time.