CAMBRIDGE, MA (WHDH) — Residents in one Cambridge neighborhood are on alert after a Harvard student said she was assaulted Tuesday night.
Officers are running extra patrols near Harvard Square after a 22-year-old woman told police she was grabbed around the shoulders and waist by a man before breaking free and running away just after 10 p.m.
“He grabbed her around the shoulder and the waist. She fought back, broke away from him and ran from the area,” a Cambridge officer told 7News.
The police department sent out an alert to the community warning people to walk in pairs whenever possible and to be aware of the surroundings.
Officials are looking for the suspect described as a clean-shaven, white man between the ages of 18 and 25. Police added that he is around 5-feet-10-inches tall with a thin build and possibly had blonde hair beneath a beanie cap.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Cambridge Police Department’s anonymous Crime Hotline at 617-249-3359.
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