By Caleb Hutton
BELLINGHAM — A woman was groped from behind as she walked on Bill McDonald Parkway toward Western Washington University’s campus Monday night, Nov. 19.
Western sent out the following alert on Facebook:
A Western Washington University student reported a sexual assault at 9:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19. The student reported that she was walking west on Bill McDonald Parkway toward campus from Sehome Village when she was grabbed from behind and groped. When the student screamed, the man fled eastbound on Bill McDonald. The student described the suspect as a male of medium build wearing a light-gray hoodie with the hood up. No further description is available. No weapon was seen, and the student was not seriously injured.
Please be particularly alert when in this area. If you have any information, please call 911.
The student reported the assault to university police. The case has since been forwarded to city police.
Bellingham police spokesman Mark Young didn’t have any further details about the case Monday afternoon. He advised anybody walking alone in the dark to be alert.