MARSHALL STUDENT ASSAULT Police Vigilant After Marshall Student Sexually Assaulted
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Jan. 23, 2013 11:02 AM EST
Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 9:41 AM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
As the spring semester begins at Marshall University, students are dealing with a spike in crime. In less than a week, three incidents have caused police and students to be on high alert.
Police are warning students to be cautious after a student was sexually assaulted near Marshall University's campus.
M.U. student Abi Woods said, "I thought it was pretty alarming because I'm usually out late and there were three incidents of crime."
Marshall University police said the assault happened 11 p.m. Monday night. Police said the student was walking alone to her car in the 500 block of 20th Street when she was attacked. A text alert was sent to the students to inform them to be vigilant.
Last weekend, two robberies happened near campus and the suspects were arrested. Campus Police are asking students to be on guard and use campus emergency phone which are scattered throughout campus.
Ann-Elizabeth Hancock said, "I think people take it for granted that we see those poles everywhere, nobody uses them, but I think they'll start now." The emergency help line for students is 304-696-HELP.