Univ. of Minnesota student raped at knifepoint at Sanford Hall

A University of Minnesota student was threatened with a knife and sexually assaulted by two men inside her Sanford Hall dorm room over the weekend.

According to a campus crime alert, the victim was in the hallway of the East Bank residence hall between 12:45 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Sunday when she encountered two men, who walked her back to her room. Once inside the room, one man threatened her with a knife and both men assaulted her.

The victim did not know the suspects.

Detailed suspect descriptions are not available at this time, but anyone with information is asked to call the University of Minnesota Police Department at 612-624-COPS (2677) and reference case number UM-15-159677.

If you have been hurt by an acquaintance, partner, family member or stranger, it was not your fault. The Aurora Center provides free and confidential services to the University of Minnesota and Augsburg community who have been hurt by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Help is available 24 hours per day at 612-626-9111.