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Two assaults reported Sunday morning

Two campus-wide emails alerted Stanford students and faculty to two violent crimes that occurred within 15 minutes of each other early Sunday morning.


A female victim reported being assaulted at 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning near Kennedy Grove, between the Faculty Club and the Humanities Center. The victim was walking back to her residence at the time.


The suspect approached the victim from behind and tackled the victim to the ground, according to the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS). A male in the vicinity saw the incident and yelled at the suspect. The suspect subsequently fled the scene.


The victim described the suspect – who is still at large according to an email sent via the AlertSU mass notification system – as a white male in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark shirt and baseball cap and smelled strongly of alcohol.


At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a man entered an unlocked room at 1018 Campus Drive and climbed into a female student’s bed while the victim was asleep. He attempted to remove her clothing, but the victim woke up and was able to get out of bed and exit the room.


The victim described the man, whom she did not know, as a male of Hispanic ethnicity, in his 20s, approximately 5-foot-11 and of average build, according to SUDPS. She said that he was wearing a buttoned-up red flannel shirt, blue jeans and a grey baseball cap at the time. She reported the suspect smelled of cigarette smoke.


— Alice Phillips

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