BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– Police on the University of Colorado campus hope witnesses come forward after a student and her friend were assaulted and then rescued by another student.

The female student and her male friend were approached by two men.

“One of these men offered $20 to sleep with this female victim. She flipped them off and then they started an attack,” said CU Police Department Ryan Huff.

One of the victims was repeatedly hit and kicked outside the Norlin Library late Saturday night.

“One of the suspects actually chocked the female, the other suspect pushed or tackled the male victim and kicked him,” said Huff.

It was dark and not many people were on campus when the attack happened.

The two were saved by a graduate student who happened to be in the area.

cu map CU Police Search For Campus Assault Witnesses

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With the fall semester starting soon there will be an additional 30,000 people on campus.

Police warn that attacks like this can happen anytime, anywhere.

“Walking in pairs like these two people did, that’s important. Staying in well lit areas, telling someone where you’re going,” said Huff.

The search continues for the two suspects. They are described as two white men, both in their 20s, one 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-10 with dirty blonde hair and a messy bun-type ponytail. The other was 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 with curly brown hair, wearing a hat and a green shirt.

Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call CU Police. There is a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.


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