Corvallis Police Investigate Assault

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis Police are looking for a man who attacked a woman near Oregon State University Saturday night. It’s the second attack in 10 days. Investigators said the suspect’s description is similar in both cases.

Police responded to the assault at 7:30 p.m. A woman said while walking to her car she was tackled to the ground and struck multiple time in the torso. After a bit of a struggle, the man ran away. This assault happened at the intersection of NW 29th Street and NW Fillmore Avenue, less than a mile from where a similar attack happened just a week before.

The other attack happened on the OSU campus on Jan. 16 around 10 p.m. Both victims described their attackers as a white man around six feet tall with an athletic build. Although the descriptions are similar, Corvallis Police is not sure if the same man is responsible for both attacks. “At this point I don’t know what connection other than the similarities in the description of suspect and the proximity of locations,” said Sgt. Daniel Dunkan.

In both assaults, the man approached the women from behind and knocked them to the ground. Police recommends parking your cars in well-lit areas and being extremely aware of your surroundings. Anyone with information on either of these assaults is encouraged to call Corvallis Police at (541) 766-6924.

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