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Woman reports sexual assault near Cathedral Gardens

A 26-year-old woman was allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted on Manhattan Avenue—near Barnard residence hall Cathedral Gardens—early on Saturday morning.

Gothamist reported that the woman was on her way to her boyfriend’s apartment at around 5:15 a.m. Her assailant attacked her from behind on the stoop of a building on the corner of Manhattan Avenue and Cathedral Parkway, near Central Park.

Police described the suspect as a brown-haired, white male between 20 and 25 years old, wearing a blue shirt, dark jeans, and Converse sneakers. Police said that he was seen with a red vintage bicycle, according to Barnard Public Safety’s email.

The woman is currently recovering at St. Luke’s Hospital.

Those with information about the incident are urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477)

deborah.secular@columbiaspectator.com | @deborahsecular

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