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CU Police Search For Attempted Sex Assault Suspect

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A sketch of the attempted sexual assault suspect in Boulder on April 26. (credit: Boulder Police)

A sketch of the attempted sexual assault suspect in Boulder on April 26. (credit: Boulder Police)

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- A young woman is hoping someone will recognize and turn in an attempted sexual assault suspect.

Police on the University of Colorado Boulder campus are searching for the man who attacked the woman about 11:15 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday.

The woman told police the man attacked her near Broadway and Pleasant Street while walking home from a party on the hill.

According to the victim the man approached her from behind, pushed her to the ground, placed a pair of scissors to her throat and began to remove her clothing.

The woman struck the man in the face and was able to get away.

Police said the victim described her attacker as a white man, about 50 years old, 5-foot-6 with a scruffy beard, crooked teeth and was wearing dark-colored athletic shorts and a white T-shirt.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact Sergeant Michael Lowry at 303-492-8168. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

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