The UCLA Police Department is investigating an attempted sexual assault that was reported near the school’s campus Tuesday morning.
A UCLA staff member was walking near the intersection of Westwood Boulevard and Le Conte Avenue about 10:40 a.m. when a man approached, the UCLA Police Department stated in a news release.
The man shoved the victim and made sexually explicit threatening statements toward her, according to the Police Department.
The victim managed to get away from the man when several bystanders began shouting at him to leave her alone. She was not injured in the incident.
The attacker, who was possibly under the influence of drugs or alcohol, was last seen walking south on Westwood Boulevard near Weyburn Avenue, the Police Department stated.
He was described as a Hispanic man, about 35 years old and standing 5 feet 8 inches tall. He had a thin build with brown hair, brown eyes and was wearing a white tank top and dirty khaki pants.
Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the UCLA Police Department at 310-825-1491.