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Police looking for suspect after sex assault on U of M campus

It happened in a parking ramp on Friday night.

University of Minnesota students are on alert following a sexual assault that occurred on campus over the weekend. 

According to a U of M safety notification, the incident took place on Friday night inside the 19th Avenue parking ramp, which is located on the university's west bank campus.

The suspect is described as a tall, skinny male with short hair who was wearing a ball cap, a black jacket with a gray hoodie underneath, dark sweatpants and white tennis shoes. 

No other details were given, so it's not clear to what extend the victim may have been injured. 

So far, no arrests have been made, but U of M police are investigating, KARE 11 notes.

This comes just a few weeks after an attempted kidnapping and sex assault near the campus

As the Star Tribune reported at the time, police linked that crime to a series of similar attacks that have happened in Minneapolis since 2018. 

In late 2019, Minnesota Daily, the U of M newspaper, reported statistics that showed aggravated assaults on the rise in the area surrounding the campus throughout the year. 

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