An incident of sexual battery was reported on campus last week, prompting K-State Police to increase patrols in the area and urge students to be cautious.
Police responded to the call at approximately 8:34 p.m. last Thursday. A female reported being attacked at the Natatorium by an unidentified male. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, a ski mask, jeans and a reflective vest.
Capt. Donald Stubbings of the K-State Police Department said that anyone with information should contact the police at 785-532-6412. Those who wish to remain anonymous can submit information on the the Silent Witness webpage at k-state.edu/police/silent/.
Stubbings said whenever a violent crime is reported the campus police patrol the area thoroughly, but it is important for students to practice safe habits. Whenever possible, it is best to walk in groups. Tell people where you are going and when you expect to return so that they will know if you are missing, he said.
Wildcat Walk is also available for students to stay safe. The program provides an escort to ensure students can walk without fear around campus, to or from their car in a parking lot and to destinations up to two blocks off campus. The service is available 24 hours a day for students by calling 785-395-SAFE (785-395-7233), or by pressing one of the blue light emergency buttons found throughout campus.