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Woman Attacked, Injured by Knife-Wielding Man at UCLA

Woman Attacked, Injured by Knife-Wielding Man at UCLA
UCLA police

It has been a rough week at UCLA. First 20 million gallons of drinking water flooded campus Tuesday, damaging Pauley Pavilion, athletic facilities and some offices.

See also: UCLA Flooded by Tons of Water (PHOTOS)

Now an unheard-of nighttime attack has been reported on campus.

A woman who attends UCLA says she was grabbed by a man with a knife, who inflicted three "minor cuts" to one of her arms, school police said in a statement:

The man grabbed the woman from behind, cops said. The attack was interrupted when a bystander yelled and the suspect "let go" of the student and fled, police said.

It happened about 8:30 Wednesday night on the northeast side of the Murphy Sculpture Garden, according to the statement.

Woman Attacked, Injured by Knife-Wielding Man at UCLA

The suspect was wearing a black long-sleeve sweater and dark pants, possibly made of denim, cops said.

He "smelled of alcohol," according to the statement.

Anyone with information on the suspect was asked to call 310-825-1491.

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