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MIT student assaulted in Boston

According to an MIT Police crime alert bulletin, two female MIT students were approached in Boston by an unknown male early Monday morning. The first student was assaulted at around 3:05 a.m. while walking down Beacon Street in Boston towards Massachusetts Avenue. The suspect pulled the hood of her jacket after she refused conversation. He attempted to pull her closer by grabbing her stomach, but she escaped to a taxi. The second victim was approached around 3:30 a.m. while sitting with two male companions. The suspect walked up to the group and asked her to come with him. Her companions told the man to leave.

The suspect is described as a tall, black male, 20–23 years old, with a light-medium complexion, large eyes, a thin build and face, and short hair. The victims said he was wearing a red baseball hat, dark clothing, and a black windbreaker. He was also carrying a backpack.

To contact the MIT Police with tips regarding the incident, call 617-258-8477 (8-TIPS). In emergencies, campus police can be reached at 617-253-1212.

—Pearle Lipinski