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Student assaulted at Oakland University, police say

Young woman attacked may have been victim of 'knockout game'

The Oakland University Police Department is investigating after a female student was assaulted at the campus on her way to a parking lot.

The young woman reported she was the victim of an assault and battery at 10 p.m. Thursday as she was walking on the sidewalk in the area of Kresge Library. She may have been the victim of the "knockout game."

The incident has unnerved students on campus. After hearing about the attack, 20-year-old Yari Martinez doesn't feel safe anymore.

The library is well-lit and there are emergency phones in the area, but police are reminding students to walk in groups and be aware of surroundings.

"Community members are reminded to remain alert to their surroundings as they travel around campus and if possible walk in groups after dark," OUPD said.

The attacker was described by OUPD as a man who wore a dark hoodie.

There are security cameras in the area. Police said they are currently reviewing them.

The university does have a Visual Escort Service, where students or those on campus can call dispatch and an officer will monitor you as you walk from one place to another on campus.

Students said they feel the university is doing a good job keeping them safe and said there is a very visible police presence.

OUPD said it continues to investigate the incident and is seeking help from the community. Anyone with information about this attack is asked to call OUPD at 248-370-3331.


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