MEDFORD, MASS. (WHDH) - Tufts University police are urging the campus to be on high alert after two students were allegedly attacked in Medford over the past week.
A student walking on Frederick Avenue on May 7 around 11:45 p.m. reported to police that an unknown 6-foot tall man, wearing all dark clothing and reflective sneakers, approached her from behind and grabbed her in a bear-hug fashion around the upper torso and waist.
She was able to escape without injury and run to safety.
The suspect fled the area.
Then, around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday, another student reported that a white man, wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and jeans, approached her from behind and grabbed her around the waist, police said.
She also broke free without injury and fled the area.
Both incidents remain under investigation as police urge fellow students to remain vigilant as they work to track down the man.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tufts police at 617-627-3030 or Medford police at 781-395-1212.
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