Student Reports Assault

Boston College Police are seeking an unidentified male intruder in connection with a reported assault of a female student last Sunday in a Commonwealth Avenue residence hall.

Police said the man entered a women's shower room at 66 Commonwealth Ave. shortly before 3 p.m. and assaulted a female student there, pushing her and grabbing her face. The woman screamed repeatedly and the man fled from the building through an exit on the Commonwealth Avenue side. She suffered a cut on the inside of her mouth and was treated by the responding officer, an emergency medical technician, but did not require further medical treatment, police said.

Police described the assailant as an athletically built white male, 6 feet tall, and approximately 25 to 35 years old. The man was clean-shaven, had dark brown, close-cropped hair and wore a plaid shirt over a white tee-shirt and light blue jeans.

BCPD Lt. Margaret Connolly said Monday that officers were investigating how the intruder entered the building and police artists were completing composite drawings of the suspect.

The University posted safety notices throughout the campus on Monday, which included a description of the suspect and asked those with any information on the case to call the BCPD at ext. 2-4444. Students were cautioned to lock their doors and windows and to exercise caution in dealings with strangers.

-Mark Sullivan

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