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Sexual assault under investigation near University of Minnesota campus

A timely warning has been issued to university students.

The University of Minnesota has issued a "timely warning" safety alert after a sexual assault near campus.

The incident happened at 3 a.m. on Sunday in the 1600 block of University Avenue Southeast, which is on the northern edge of the East Bank campus and is also home to a number of fraternity buildings.

The suspect has been described as a man in his 20s with a chin-strap beard, wearing a black sweater and grey sweatpants.

Per Minneapolis Police Department, the incident was a reported burglary that also involved inappropriate touching.

Anyone with information can call the Minneapolis Police Department's tip line at 612-692-8477.

Correction: An earlier version of this story identified the street as the 1600 block of University Avenue Northeast, when it should have read Southeast.

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