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NEW DETAILS: University of Iowa police investigating attempted sexual assault at dorm

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Students and parents at the University of Iowa received a "Hawk Alert" Saturday morning saying there was an assault at a dorm in Iowa City.

 University of Iowa Police received a call at 4:31 a.m. about a possible assault behind Mayflower Hall. We now know the incident is being investigated as an attempted sexual assault.

A release says, “Indications are the assault occurred after the suspect approached the victim downtown and offered to escort the victim home."

When UI Police arrived at 4:36 a.m., the suspect took off. Police checked the area and called in a K9 to assist with the search but were unable to locate the suspect.

After gathering information about the incident, a Hawk Alert was issued just before 6 a.m. with a description of the suspect. Police are looking for a man in his 20's, about 5'3" with a buzz cut, wearing a burgundy shirt and jeans.

If you have any information, please call University of Iowa Police. 

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