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01/08/2013 06:06 pm ET

UCLA Student Fights Off Attempted Sexual Assault On Campus (VIDEO)

A University of California-Los Angeles student narrowly escaped an attack on campus early Monday morning, shortly after an armed robbery was reported at the school.

Police said the attempted sexual assault occurred around 1:30 a.m. as the woman walked between a parking structure and an engineering building, KTLA reports.

A man approached her from behind, then "placed her in a bear hug and told her he intended to sexually assault her," police said. KABC reports a fight ensued and the woman was able to break free.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

The suspect was described as white or a light-skinned Asian man, about 30 years old, 160 pounds and about 5 feet 11 inches tall, according to police. He has black short hair and was wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt and blue jeans.

The attempted assault happened about 90 minutes after a reported armed robbery on the UCLA campus, although police believe the two are unrelated.

Business Insider rated UCLA the campus with the most crime in the country, based on an analysis of FBI statistics of crimes in the area. Based on strictly on-campus crime data included in annual Clery Act reports, UCLA falls to 20th place.

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