2 women pepper-sprayed on Auraria campus

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DENVER -- Two women walking on the Auraria campus were pepper-sprayed by a group of people in a vehicle early Sunday morning, campus police said.

The victims told the Auraria Campus Police Department they were waiting at the intersection of Auraria Parkway and Speer Boulevard about 12:45 a.m. when four people pulled up in an older, white sedan.

The suspects sprayed the chemical agent at the pedestrians and drove away, police said.

"I think it's very frightening that there are men around here doing that to young women," said a young woman on campus who did not want to give her name. "And I think that we should all be careful and be on our P's and Q's."

The victims were only able to provide a vague description of the suspects and the vehicle. The vehicle was last seen heading southbound on Speer.

The incident is being investigated as an aggravated assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 303-556-5000 or 303-556-2677, text 720-593-8477 or visit the police department at 1201 Fifth St., Room 110.

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