LOS ANGELES - The attempted sexual assault of a student on the UCLA campus was under investigation today.

The student was attacked by a man as she walked between parking structure No. 9 and engineering building No. 4 between 1:15 and 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to a campus police statement.

"The suspect exited the parking structure and approached the victim from the rear. He ran after the victim, placed her in a bear hug and told her he intended to sexually assault her," according to the statement.

As the assailant tried to take the victim down to the ground, she broke free and fled, police said, and he ran away.

The man is described as white or Asian, about 30, 5 feet 11, 160 pounds, with a thin build, a light complexion and short black hair, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans. Anyone with information about the suspect was asked to call campus police at (310) 825-1491.


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