NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police are searching for a man who attacked a female Rutgers University student in New Brunswick on Wednesday morning.

Authorities began an investigation after they were alerted to the aggravated assault and attempted sexual assault near College Avenue and Seminary Place in New Brunswick on May 4 at 3:30 a.m.

According to a crime alert issued by the Rutgers Police Department, the victim was walking in the area of Van Dyke Hall located at 520 George Street when she was assaulted by a male perpetrator who struck her in the face. The victim then yelled for assistance which alerted nearby witnesses. The perpetrator then fled on foot towards Seminary Place. 

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The perpetrator is described as a black male, 30 to 40 years old, approximately 6'2" tall, approximately 200 pounds, with dark hair, wearing black baggy pants, work boots, and a grey zip up hooded sweatshirt. 

The female victim, whose identity is being withheld, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez of the Rutgers University Police Department at (848) 932-8025, or Detective George Stilwell of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-8675.