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University of Akron issues safety advisory following off-campus sexual assault

If you know anything about this incident, please call Akron police detectives at 330-375-2490.

AKRON, Ohio — The University of Akron has issued a Safety Advisory after the sexual assault of a woman was reported on Saturday. 

The incident occurred at an off-campus home on Kling Street near Exchange shortly after midnight on Saturday morning. The victim told University police that the subject had entered her residence uninvited. 

No description of the subject is available.

If you know anything about this incident, please call Akron police detectives at 330-375-2490. 

You can submit a tip confidentially to police by texting it to 274637 (CRIMES), and beginning the message with the keyword ZIPTIP. You may also submit a tip confidentially online  to provide more detailed information, including images.

University of Akron police recommend the following safety measures:

  • Be aware of your surroundings. If you feel threatened, cross the street or enter a store or business. Minimize distractions, such as music from your phone.
  • Program the University's emergency line into your cell phone: 330-972-2911. Or call 9-1-1.
  • Notify the UAPD if you notice anything suspicious or unusual. Call the department at 330-972-2911 (or 9-1-1 in an emergency) at any hour. 

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