Woman attacked in early incident outside WWU dorm


A Western Washington University student reported that she was attack early Wednesday near a campus dormitory.

Students and others were told about the 1:15 a.m. Wednesday incident 90 minutes later by text message and email, according to campus authorities.

"... a female Western student was walking in the 100 block of Highland Drive, near the tennis court by Ridgeway Kappa residence hall, when a man ran up to her and put his hand down her pants," the email said.

Campus officials said the victim described her attacker as a man about 6 feet tall with short hair and a dark complexion. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants and white tennis shoes.

He was last seen running south on a service road that goes past the tennis courts.

Police are searching the area, but apparently found no suspects.

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A mobile phone screen shot shows the text message sent to students and others after Wednesday morning's attack. Staff The Bellingham Herald

Robert Mittendorf: 360-756-2805, @BhamMitty