WWU student reports sexual assault near campus

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BELLINGHAM — A Western Washington University student has reported a sexual assault near campus. The Bellingham Herald reports the 22-year-old students reported being sexually assaulted by two men early Saturday morning.

Bellingham police say the attack happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Bellingham Police Sgt. Ken Brown says it was reported to police at 10 a.m. when a friend of the victim contacted police.

Brown says the woman had been drinking downtown and was walking home alone when two men approached her and threw her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. They were apparently scared by something and ran away.

Detectives have spoken to the victim and are investigating the assault.