KU Students on Alert After Two Attacks on Campus

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LAWRENCE, Kan. — The University of Kansas released two composites that they say resemble two men who attacked two women in the same week in separate incidents on campus.

The first attack happened at 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, outside of Strong Hall.  A man grabbed a 19-year-old student and threw her to the ground. That man is described as a black man, 40-50 years old, average height and weight with black hair with graying tips.

The second attack happened on Saturday morning, April 21. The victim was also a 19-year-old student. The second suspect is described as a college-aged white male, 6′ to 6’3″ with dark eyes and brown hair.

Both women got away with minor injuries but now the campus is on high alert.

Campus Police are handing out flyers with composite sketches of the suspects. They hope that students in residence halls will see them and be aware.

“I’m from Chicago so when I work in the city, I take pepper spray,” said student Taylor Hines. “Around here, it’s such a small community I wouldn’t even believe someone would do that. It’s just crazy.”

KU Campus Police offer these safety tips:

  • Walk in groups.
  • Stay on well-lit walking paths
  • Use SafeRide and SafeBus
  • Be aware of people around you and report any unusual people or activities to the KU Public Safety Office or your local police.

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