WILLIAMSBURG (WRIC) - A William & Mary student is violently attacked and raped and the man that did it is still on the run.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police were originally dispatched to the area of New Hope Road for a report of an armed subject, but while they were en route that call turned into something much worse.
A female William & Mary student left her off-campus apartment in the 100 block of Sterling Manor Drive and headed east on the Middle Street for a night of shopping.
When she passes a parking garage, a black male crosses the street, as the woman reaches for her phone, he displays a knife and tells the girl if she screams, he will stick the knife in her back.
According to police after threatening to stab with woman with a knife, he led her down a path. When she screamed for help, the suspect hit her in the face."
The suspect continued forcing the girl further down the path where according to school officials, she was raped.
"It's really scary," says student Melanie Norris. "I was shocked that it happened in this area. I normally feel pretty safe in this area and it's just scary and sad all together."
The suspect is described as a 6'2" black male with a dark complexion and facial hair, which could include a possible beard.
He was wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt and a gray skull cap.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the crime line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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