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RALEIGH, N.C. — A crime alert was sent early Wednesday to students at N.C. State University after a female student reported an assault on campus.

According to WRAL, the student said she was approached by a man around 11 p.m. Tuesday on the north side of Daniels Hall, an academic building on the eastern side of the university’s Main Campus.

The student says the man began a conversation with her before putting his arm around her.  The student then reportedly pepper sprayed the man, ran away and called police.

Police have been searching for the suspect, who is described as a 19- to 20-year-old black male standing about 6’3″ tall with a full beard.  The suspect was wearing a red sweatshirt with a black “S” and blue jeans at the time of the incident.  He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with additional information about the incident is asked to call university police at (919) 515-3000.