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May 03, 2023

Man wanted for sexual assault near Penn, Drexel campuses, police say

A woman was approached by a man armed with knife in the area of the Hamilton Court apartments, authorities said

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Sexual Assault West Philly Source/Philadelphia Police

The suspect shown above is wanted for a sexual assault that occurred along the 3800 block of Chestnut Street in West Philadelphia, police say.

Philadelphia police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman early Tuesday morning in University City, authorities said.

The incident happened at 1:50 a.m. along the 3800 block of Chestnut Street, near the campuses of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, police said.

A young woman was taking out trash at an off-campus apartment when she was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a knife, police told 6ABC

The man was last seen running east on Chestnut Street, police said.

A public safety alert from Penn said the incident happened in the area of the Hamilton Court apartments. Penn Police officers responded to the scene.

Philadelphia police released surveillance video including still images of the suspect.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at (215) 685-3251. Tips can also be submitted anonymously online.