Attack on EMU student not related to Ann Arbor sexual assaults, officials say
Officials at Eastern Michigan University don’t believe an attack Thursday night on a student at EMU is related to a series of sexual assaults on women in Ann Arbor this summer, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The student told police she was walking alone near the east side of Ford Hall on the EMU campus about 7:50 p.m. when she noticed someone had been following her. The man then approached her from behind and grabbed her around her upper body. She said was able to break free and ran. The man fled on foot, but she did not see which direction he went. The student was not injured.
The woman described her attacker as black with a medium complexion. He is believed to be 16 - 20 years old, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 9 inches tall and was wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the EMU Police Department at 734-487-1222.
Seven women walking alone were attacked in Ann Arbor between July 15 and Sept. 13. Two were raped, three were groped and two were grabbed. Six of the attacks happened downtown - one in a parking structure - while the seventh was on the edge of downtown bordering the Old West Side.