CLEVELAND – Police on the Cleveland State University campus reported two incidents at its Science and Research Building, triggering a crime alert.
Officials at CSU reported one female student was “inappropriately touched” while riding in an elevator on Monday around 10 a.m. A second student was also reportedly approached by the same suspect in a hallway.
“The students were told by the suspect they had some dirt on their jackets, and that’s when the inappropriate touching took place,” said CSU Spokesman Joe Mossbrook.
The students weren’t injured.
Campus police have issued a vague description of the suspect and this safety alert:
- Stay alert and be aware of your surroundings
- Walk with confidence and purpose
- Use well-lit public walkways
- Walk with a friend
- Avoid texting or talking on the phone while traveling
Cleveland State is urging students to take advantage of CSU’s 24/7 Safety Escort Service, especially at night. You can call (216) 687-2020 to be escorted and if you have any information about the alleged gropings.