MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota has issued a crime alert saying that a student was sexually assaulted late Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Essex Street and Huron Boulevard.

The school says the incident happened just before 5 p.m. within short walking distance of the university campus. The victim was going west on Huron when a man grabbed her shoulder, causing her to stop. The man then grabbed her groin area over her clothing, the school said.

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The victim confronted the man, and he walked away, going west.

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The man is described as being between 40 and 50 years old, standing 5-feet, 3-inches tall, with a medium build. He was wearing a blue and gray jacket, dark pants, a gray hat, and glasses.

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The Minneapolis Police Department is currently investigating. If you have anything information on the incident, call police at 612-692-8477.