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Timely Warning: Sexual Assault [3:45 p.m. 10/19/12]

October 19, 2012

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University Interim Director of Public Safety Tom Clark has issued a notice to the campus community regarding a reported sexual assault on the Macomb campus during the evening hours of Wednesday, Oct. 17.

A student reported to OPS today (Friday, Oct. 19) on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at approximately 9:20 p.m., while walking near the north side of Tanner Hall on the exterior steps between the first and second floors, an unknown male approached her from behind, pulled her hooded sweatshirt over her head and sexually assaulted her.

Due to the hood being pulled around the female student's face, a description of the suspect could not be provided. No weapons were reported. The incident is under investigation.

Students should be observant of suspicious behavior and report anything out of the ordinary immediately to the Office of Public Safety at 309-298-1949, or use one of the 48 emergency call boxes located throughout campus. Individuals with information about this reported assault should contact OPS immediately.

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