Report Of Sexual Assault On ECU Campus

East Carolina University police are investigating reports of a sexual assault on campus Wednesday. An alert posted by ECU police says the attacker might have been armed with a knife.

ECU spokesman John Durham would only say there are reports that a female was sexually assaulted. He would not say where the assault took place or it the victim was a student of not.

But the ECU Police Twitter page says a female student was assaulted in the ladies restroom on the first floor of the Austin Building at 1:50 p.m.. The alert says the person was possibly armed with a knife.

When contacted this afternoon, university police referred us back to the university spokesman for information on the reported attack.

Durham said the university only sent out a campus alert that the Austin Computer Lab would be shut down from 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to 8:00 a.m. Thursday.

Two women students coming out of Austin were alarmed Thursday afternoon to learn of the attack from a WITN reporter.

This is the third report of a sexual assault on campus this year.

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