August 29, 2002

Knife-Wielding Attacker Assaults Ithaca Woman

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A woman was assaulted Aug. 21 on the corner of N. Tioga St. and Cascadilla Ave. by a white male assailant. The man, carrying a knife, cut the woman, according to a City of Ithaca Police Department (IPD) news release.

She was taken to Cayuga Medical Center and was released the same a few hours later.

According to the IPD, the assailant threw the woman to the ground and attempted to rape her. When she screamed, neighbors came out of their houses to investigate. At that point the assailant ran from the scene.

He “was last seen running east on Cascadilla Ave and then south on N. Aurora St.,” the release stated.

“No one has said anything about it being a Cornell person,” said Linda Grace-Kobas, director of Cornell News Services. “Generally, we would found out by now if it were a Cornell student,” she added.

Archived article by Maggie Frank