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Woman Attacked Near FSU Campus

A woman is attacked in her apartment near the FSU campus overnight, and police fear this may be the latest in a string of attacks.

Tallahassee police were combing yards and parking lots near the corner of Woodward and Carolina Streets Thursday.

They say at about 3 a.m., a man broke into a woman's apartment through an unlocked window and attacked her. Investigators suspect this same man may be responsible for at least three similar attacks near campus in the past few months.

OFC John Newland with the Tallahassee Police Department says, "We've had a series of these incidents where a suspect has gone through an unsecured window, an unlocked window, and tried to attack females. Fortunately in this incident, the female was able to get away, call attention to herself and ended up making the suspect run away from the scene."

Here is a basic description of the man police are looking for: black man in his mid-20's, 5'10" - 6'1" with a slender to medium build.

If you saw him fleeing the scene Wednesday night, call Crime Stoppers at 850-891-HELP.

Officers further advise all college students to check their windows to make sure they lock. If so, lock them. If not, call your landlord or apartment manager as soon as possible to fix them.


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