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Sexual Assault Reported at Maple Woods Community College

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City, Mo., police and campus police are investigating after a sexual assault was reported at the Maple Woods Community College on Monday night.

Authorities say the attack happened around 7:30 p.m. on Monday near the Learning Resources Building on the campus, located at 2601 NE Barry Road in Kansas City. According to sources, the assailant threatened the female student with a knife and then sexually assaulted her.

The victim was taken by police to an area hospital where her condition has not been released.

The suspect is described as a white male, wearing blue jeans and white Nike tennis shoes.

Campus security alerted students to the attack via the campus emergency text messaging system.

"We've increased the number of police officers," said Associate Vice Chancellor Tom Vansaghi. "We've added call boxes on all of our campuses, increased the lighting on our campuses, we've done a lot of additional training -- called ALICE training -- for our students and our employees."

The college is urging its students to be alert and aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious persons or activity to the MCC Police at (816) 604 -1200.

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