Two women attacked by masked man in Corvallis

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CORVALLIS, Ore. — Police suspect the same man is responsible for separate attacks on two women at Corvallis.

In the latest assault on Saturday night, a man in a black ski mask tackled a woman from behind and struck her several times. He ran off when she put up a fight.

The attack was less than a mile from a similar attack on Jan. 16 on the Oregon State University campus. That woman was struck from behind by a man who attempted to remove her clothing. He ran off after she kicked him in the face.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports students have been notified of the attacks and police are urging people not to walk alone and to report any suspicious people.

Oregon State Police is helping with the investigation.