A woman reported being attacked at SIUE on the bike path at the bridge between the Science Building and Fitness Center at around 8pm. The female reported that during the attack she was able to fight the attacker off and get away. SIUE Police believe that this was a random act of violence and not premeditated.
The victim describes the attacker to be around 6 feet tall with dark skin and a large earring in his right ear. She also says he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The SIUE Police Department has ramped up extra patrols on the bike paths and urge the campus community to take caution and travel in groups of two or more when possible. If anyone has any information on this incident they are asked to call the SIUE Police Department at 650-3324.