Shortly before midnight Montana State University Police issued the following alert via text and email after an assault was reported near the duck pond along 11th Avenue.

At 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, a female was assaulted by a male. The male grabbed her by the hair and pushed her down in the trees just east of the Duck Pond off of 11th Avenue on the MSU campus.  The female fought the male off and he fled.

He is described as white, approximately 6-feet tall, average build, possible acne and wearing a hoodie.

If you have information about this crime, please contact MSU Police at 406-994-2121.