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Police are encouraging women to take extra precautions after a woman was inappropriately touched by a man at Kendall Square station in Cambridge Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 7:20 a.m. while the woman, whose name was not released, was exiting the train station, according to a statement from Cambridge police. The man, who is described as a black male with a medium build and dreadlocks wearing a red shirt and black pants, approached the woman, and after a brief conversation, grabbed the woman’s buttocks. The woman yelled and punched the suspect in the face, and the man walked away, police said.

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Authorities are still searching for the suspect, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Cambridge Police Department at 617-349-3300.

Police encourage women to use extra precaution and avoid wearing earbuds or headphones while walking alone, and suggest walking with a friend or in a group if possible.


Matthew MacCormack can be reached at matt.maccormack@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @m_maccormack.