Sexual assault at knifepoint reported by campus

It happened between Campus Drive and Duke University Road

The university sent an alert late last night regarding a sexual assault close to campus.

Durham Police Department is now investigating the reported sexual assault that happened on Swift Avenue between Campus Drive and Duke University Road.

The assault happened after the victim was walking along Swift Ave

The assault happened after the victim was walking along Swift Ave

At approximately 10.10am Wednesday morning, the victim was as walking along Swift Avenue between when a man pulled her into the nearby woods and, at knifepoint, sexually assaulted her.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 24 years old and clean shaven. He was wearing jeans, a grey t-shirt and a black flight jacket with a hood.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Durham Police Investigator Buffy Jones at 919-560-4440 x29330 or speak to Durham CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.

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