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Police search for suspect in alleged attempted sex assault at UCLA

January 8, 2013 | 10:15 am

UCLA police were searching Tuesday for a man who allegedly attempted to sexually assault a student while she was walking on campus.

The woman was walking east between parking structure No. 9 and the No. 4 engineering building between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m. Monday, when she was approached by a man who “placed her in a bear hug” and attempted to sexually assault her, police said in a statement.

The woman was able to break free and was not injured in the incident.

The suspect was described as a white or light-skinned Asian with a thin build and short black hair. Believed to be about 30 years old, he was wearing a gray, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He is about 5-feet-11 and 160 pounds, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (310) 794-5824.

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