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UCLA police search for man who tried to sexually assault student

January 7, 2013 | 10:24 pm

Police at UCLA on Monday night were looking for a man who tried to sexually assault a student while she was walking on campus.

The attack took place between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m. Monday as the woman was walking east between parking structure No. 9 and engineer No. 4 building, UCLA police said.

The suspect approached the woman from behind and "placed her in a bear hug and told her he intended to sexually assault her," police said in a statement.

The attacker tried to knock the woman to the ground, but she was able to break free. She was not injured, police said.

The suspect is described as white or a light-skinned Asian, about 30 years old, 160 pounds and about 5 feet 11 inches tall, according to police. He has black short hair and was wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt and blue jeans.

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

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