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Man allegedly exposes himself, assaults female jogger on JHU campus

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Posted at 10:07 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 10:31:32-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police are investigating a reported case of assault and indecent exposure around the Johns Hopkins University campus.

Campus security said it happened on Thursday around 6 p.m. in the 3300 block of San Martin Drive on the west side of campus.

A woman affiliated with the school was jogging near the footbridge when a man approached and allegedly pulled down his pants, exposed himself, and grabbed the woman's wrist.

The victim was able to pull away from the suspect and run away, but the incident is concerning to students.

"It is uneasy and concerning because ... people assume running along these tracks would be completely fine," said JHU junior Sam Kamran. "We want to feel safe on campus. We know what to expect if we leave or if we go to unfamiliar neighborhoods or areas, but on campus, we do expect not to have to worry about anything besides our classes."

Students recalled other incidents like this from years passed but are shocked it happened here, by the earth and planetary sciences building and Wyman Park. They said it's usually a safe area frequented by walkers and joggers.

"I do feel like we should have more enforcement on campus because you never really know what could happen. I guess it's one thing to preserve the Hopkins bubble as many call it, but there's still a lot of weird things that happen," said Kamran. "Hopefully the school could probably try to address that more, especially with the incoming additional police force."

Officials say the man is around 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a slim build, and long dark scruffy hair. He was reportedly wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Baltimore Police.