GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are looking for a man accused of assaulting a student on campus.
Campus police said the assault happened at about 4 p.m. Thursday in the vicinity of Forest and Spring Garden streets.
Police have described the incident as an “assault with sexual motives” and released an image of the suspect who they are currently looking to identify. He can be seen in the image wearing a red and blue jacket with a white hood.
“We want to keep these folks off of our campus, out of our area -- certainly out of the community,” said Captain Richard Bailey with the University of North Carolina Greensboro Police Department. “Someone who takes advantage of another individual is not tolerated.”
Students who received the alert before a night class said they feel safer knowing police take any kind of attack seriously.
“I feel like in 2011 we never got an email about anything going on and now every week we hear about something,” said Emily Beck, a nursing student walking on campus after sunset.
She was walking with her friend, LeeAnna Souther, who said she’s more on alert upon receiving a safety alert like the one that went out just hours before her class started.
It makes you more cautious,” said Souther. “It makes you more aware of what's going on around you.”
The victim was not injured in the attack. It's not clear if the attacker and the friends he was with are students or not.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information can call UNCG police at (336) 334-5963 or by using the LiveSafe app.