Suspect Attempts to Kidnap Student

Andrew Oh

UCSD police are conducting an investigation after a suspect — who has yet to be found — attempted to kidnap a UCSD student just west of Geisel Library on Friday, May 20 around 8 p.m.

According to an all-campus emergency alert from UCSD police, the student-aged male approached the female victim from behind, placed a paper bag over her head and attempted to drag her off the pathway between the bushes on the side of the library closest to Thurgood Marshall College.

The unidentified victim was able to break free from the assailant and escape.

The suspect is approximately 5’9”, medium-built, light-skinned with curly brown hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans. The suspect fled on foot.

Multiple alerts were sent to students through the Triton Alert System around 10 p.m. the same night.

According to UCSD spokesperson Rex Graham, no new developments have been made since Friday.

The UCSD police department could not be reached for comment. No arrests have been made.

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