Quinnipiac Student Attacked Off Campus

By Alexandra Cordi
|  Thursday, Apr 25, 2013  |  Updated 7:43 AM EDT
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The concern of students at Quinnipiac University - after a student said she was sexually assaulted in an off campus residence.

The concern of students at Quinnipiac University - after a student said she was sexually assaulted in an off campus residence.

Quinnipiac University students are on edge after a student was sexually assaulted in her off-campus home on Linden Avenue, last Sunday. 

Hamden Police sais the victim woke up around 4 a.m. to an intruder sexually assaulting her. 

When she screamed for help, the attacker choked her, punched her in the face several times, threatened to kill her, placed a sheet over her head and left, police said.

The university sent a notice out to students, both on and off campus, alerting them to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to the the department of public safety or to Hamden Police.

Students are taking the warning seriously. 

Gaby Catalano, a senior who lives near the victim, said they’re “definitely on alert,” and that she and her friends are, “trying to take any safety precaution we can so there’s no possibility of anyone getting inside.”

Police aren’t saying if the intruder knew the victim or if he was stalking the house, but they said it’s possible he got in through an unlocked door.

Authorities said the description of the assailant is a 5-feet-6-inch tall man with a stocky build.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hamden Police Department Detective Division at (203) 230-4040 or (203) 230-4000.

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