Officials investigate sexual assault near University of Minnesota campus

Officials are investigating a sexual assault that took place early Sunday morning near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

According to the university's Department of Public Safety, at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities were notified that a victim was approached by two male suspects at 7th Street and 12th Avenue SE. Both suspects were described as having a heavy build.

The victim was thrown to the ground and sexually assaulted before the suspects were scared off by another group.

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