ATHENS, Ga. -- An aggravated assault and attempted rape were reported on the campus on University of Georgia on Friday.

According to the report, the incident occurred around 4:20 p.m. in the Botanical Garden complex off South Milledge Avenue.

Authorities say the victim was "approached by an unknown male who put a knife to her throat and threatened to rape her and cause her bodily harm." However, the victim was able to escape her attacker before any harm was done.

The attacker is described as a white male, about 6 feet tall, around 150 pounds with short blonde hair. He was wearing blue sweatpants, a hooded green and white sweatshirt, white running shoes and black sunglasses at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information on this suspect or the attack itself is being asked to call 911 or the UGA Police Department at 706-542-2200 immediately.


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