UNH police investigating report of early-morning sexual assault in dorm

University of New Hampshire police are investigating an on-campus sexual assault reported early this morning, a university spokeswoman said.

A woman, who is not a student, reported being sexually assaulted at Sawyer Hall , a 146-resident dorm, at 2:30 a.m. today, said spokeswoman Erika Mantz.

“There is no information to suggest the suspect was a stranger in the residence hall, and we do know that the victim met the suspect at an on-campus evening establishment,” Mantz said.

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Police did not know whether the woman knew her alleged attacker before Friday evening, Mantz said.

The woman described the suspect as a white male taller than 5 feet, 7 inches, with short dark hair wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the assault can call university police at 603-862-1427.