October 28, 2012

Cornell Student Reportedly Harassed, Grabbed by Masked Man

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A female student was reportedly grabbed and terrorized by a masked man behind 111 Dryden Rd. early Saturday morning.

The student said she was  grabbed by the man between 1 and 2 a.m. Saturday as she exited her home and walked to the parking area directly behind it — located between College Avenue and Eddy Street.

The man then reportedly pulled her in the direction of a dark-colored SUV parked in the lot, according to an email sent by the Cornell University Police Department Saturday.

The student was able to break free, flee the area and return to her residence, where she remained until calling the police later Saturday morning, according to a crime alert CUPD sent out to the Cornell community Saturday evening.

The assailant was described as approximately six feet tall. He was wearing a dark blue button-up shirt, blue jeans and a Halloween mask that fully obscured his face, CUPD reported.

Cornell Police Chief Kathy Zoner declined to further elaborate on the incident, saying the investigation is ongoing.

In an email, CUPD urged students to “remember to take advantage of the Blue Light resources available to our community.”

Original Author: Manu Rathore