Police continue to investigate attempted assault, have increased patrols on North Campus

By Staff

Release Date: February 6, 2017

The University Police continue to investigate what has been reported as an attempted assault, possibly an attempted sexual abuse, which took place on the North Campus early this morning. University Police have increased patrols on the North Campus, and are continuing to investigate.

At this stage in the investigation, police believe the incident took place outdoors in the vicinity of Core Road near the Ellicott Complex's Millard Fillmore Academic Center.  

According to investigators, the victim is a 19-year-old female student who described the suspects as two tall black males of medium build.  Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call University Police at 716-645-2222.

At 3:25 a.m. a UB Alert notifying the campus community was sent via text message and email to 45,000 faculty, staff, and students and the information was posted to UB’s emergency website.

For the privacy of our students, the University at Buffalo will not disclose case-specific facts or details about any ongoing investigation.  

The University at Buffalo takes all allegations of sexual violence or sexual assault on and off campus very seriously. Nothing is more important than the safety and welfare of our students.

The university is reminding students to stay alert, use university transportation and to always travel with other people. A safety shuttle as well as campus safety escorts, offering walking services to and from any campus location, is available to all students.

For many years, UB has had sexual violence and misconduct prevention and response programs, policies and practices in place to protect and support survivors of sexual misconduct and to educate the campus community. For more information regarding sexual misconduct and sexual violence prevention, reporting and response at UB, go to www.buffalo.edu/equity.html and http://www.buffalo.edu/news/key-issues/sexual-assault-prevention.html.

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