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SMU student fights off attacker

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A student at Southern Methodist University reportedly fought off a stranger who tried to sexually assault her near campus.

The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday as the victim was walking on Mockingbird Lane near Ford Stadium. Police said the suspect ran west on Mockingbird Lane after the student defended herself.

He is described as a black male in his 20s who is about 6 feet tall and muscular. He is also clean shaven and wore a red shirt with white or silver shorts that fell below his knees, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the SMU Police Department at 214-768-3388. Anonymous tips can also be reported at 214-SMU-2TIP or

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