Sketch of Sex Assault Suspect Released by UCLA Police

Police are searching for a man suspected in an attempted sexual assault of a UCLA student.

UCLA police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected in an attempted sexual assault of a female student.

The suspect is described as a white male, 30 to 35 years old, and 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He has a thin build, short dark hair and was reportedly wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans, according to the university.

The crime occurred at 1:15 a.m. Jan. 7, when a female student was attacked on campus as she walked between parking structure No. 9 and engineering building No. 4, campus police said.

"The suspect exited the parking structure and approached the victim from the rear. He ran after the victim, placed her in a bear hug and told her he intended to sexually assault her," according to police.

As the man tried to take the victim down to the ground, she broke free and fled, police said, and the suspect ran away.

UCLA police are asking anyone with information about the suspect to call Detective Selby Arsena at 310-825-9371 and reference report #13-0029. Call 310-794-5824 to report a tip anonymously.

The attempted sexual assault wasn't the only crime reported Jan. 7. A male student was robbed at gunpoint earlier that morning.

—City News Service contributed to this report.

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