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Sketch Released in Attempted Sex Assault at UCLA

WESTWOOD, Calif. (KTLA)  — UCLA police have released a composite sketch of a man wanted in an attempted sexual assault on campus earlier this month.

The attack happened January 7 between 1:1ucla-assault-sketch5 and 1:30 a.m.

A female student was attacked while walking east between parking structure No. 9 and the engineer No. 4 building.

The suspect approached the woman from behind and “placed her in a bear hug and told her he intended to sexually assault her,” UCLA police said in a statement.

The attacker tried to knock the woman to the ground, but she was able to break free. She was not injured, police said.

The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

He is described as a light-skinned man about 30 to 35 years old, 5’10″ to 6 feet tall, with a think build and short, dark hair.

He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

In light of the attack, UCLA police are urging students to walk with friends whenever possible and to take advantage of the campus’ escort service by calling 310-794-WALK.

Anyone with information on the crimes is asked to call UCLA police at (310) 825-1491.