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Sexual assault reported in Boston University dorm

A person was sexually assaulted in a Boston University dormitory Sunday morning, according to an alert distributed to students.

The assault happened in the Warren Towers, a set of three buildings that mainly houses freshmen and is located at 700 Commonwealth Ave, according to a message sent by text and e-mail.

The assault was reported at about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, according to the message, which was sent around 9:30 p.m.

The e-mail said that there was no description of the suspect available. Boston University police are investigating the assault.

Boston University spokesman Colin Riley said the dormitory has security staff at its entrance 24 hours a day. He said he could not comment further on the assault, citing an ongoing investigation.


The university asked anyone with information to contact Boston University police at 617-353-2121 or send an anonymous text to TIP411 (847411).

Sunday’s incident happened almost exactly a year after another student reported a sexual assault in a campus dorm.

Last October, a BU student was allegedly raped in her dorm room in Student Village 2 at about 2 a.m. Samson Donick, a former MIT student, was arraigned in May and pleaded not guilty to that assault.

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