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An SMU student told police she was the victim of an attempted sexual assault on campus Sunday evening.

The student reported that she was walking in the 3100 block of Mockingbird Lane near Ford Stadium around 8:30 p.m. when an unknown man attempted to attack her. She said she was able to fend off the assailant, who was last seen running west on Mockingbird.

The man was described as an African-American in his 20s, about 6' tall with a muscular build. He was clean-shaven, wearing a red shirt, and white or silver shorts that extended below the knees.

SMU police said anyone with information about the suspect can call 214-768-3388. Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling 214-SMU-2TIP or by filing a Silent Witness Form online.

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