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A sketch of the suspect accused of trying to sexually assault a CU Boulder student.

A sketch of the suspect accused of trying to sexually assault a CU Boulder student.  (Photo CUPD)

A sketch of the suspect accused of trying to sexually assault a CU Boulder student. (Photo CUPD)

DENVER — University of Colorado police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who tried to sexually assault a student on campus last week.

Police said the female student was walking near the Broadway bike path on the west side of campus between 11:15 and 11:30 p.m. Friday night.

The woman was walking home from a party on the hill when a man approached her from behind, said police spokesman Robert Axmacher.

The man pushed the woman to the ground, placed a pair of scissors to her throat and began to remove her clothing, Axmacher said.

The woman hit the attacker in the face and was able to run away.

She said the man was white, about 50 years old, and was about 5 feet 6 inches tall. He had a scruffy beard, crooked teeth and was wearing dark athletic shorts and a white t-shirt, Axmacher said.

Police released a sketch of the alleged attacker Wednesday.

Anyone with information about this crime should contact CU police at 303-492-8168. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776.

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