A student was sexually assaulted at gunpoint on Friday morning in West Georgetown, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

The student was walking on the south side of the 3300 block of Prospect Street around 2 a.m. when an unknown male approached the student from behind and pushed her up against a wall, according to the Metropolitan Police Department’s incident report. The suspect said, “Be quiet, [and] give me everything you got.”

The suspect put the gun he had been holding in his pocket and stole the victim’s cell phone. The suspect then put his hand up the victim’s dress and removed her underwear. The victim was able to escape and reported no physical injuries.

The victim described the suspect as a black male about 6-foot-3 inches tall and of medium build. The suspect was wearing a black T-shirt and dark jeans, and he was last seen running toward M Street, according to the MPD report.

The Department of Public Safety responded to the student’s campus residence at 3:16 a.m., and MPD is conducting an ongoing investigation.

This incident closely follows a sexual assault in Copley Hall that occurred on April 9, in addition to a series of other recent burglaries that have happened within a block of campus.

“We are very concerned about these recent incidents,” Director of Media Relations Andy Pino said.

“MPD has increased their patrols in the neighborhood and have also provided some dedicated resources to combat these crimes. In addition to the MPD response, we are continuing to share the cost of extra police security on key evenings with a neighborhood association,” Pino said.

DPS has also increased patrols in certain off-campus areas and DPS is continuing to work with MPD to coordinate crime prevention and response, according to Pino.

-Special to The Hoya Eun Sun Jang contributed to this report

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