Police: UW-Platteville student attacked during late-night run

Group of men attacked her on walking path, officials say
Police: UW-Platteville student attacked during late-night run

A UW-Platteville student was attacked while jogging on campus Saturday around 11:15 p.m., officials said.

The woman was jogging on the walking path to the north of Bridgeway Commons when she saw five men wearing dark hoodies standing on a bridge on the path, officials said. She felt uneasy, so she turned around and ran the other way.

The men ran after her, pushed her to the ground and started pulling her clothing off, according to the release.

She told police one of the men in the group told the others to stop and started pulling the other men off, officials said. When they stopped attacking her, she kneed one of the men in the cheek and ran away.

The woman said she hit the back of her head but was uninjured, according to the release.

All five attackers are described as white males with no facial hair or distinguishing marks, according to the release. All of them were last seen wearing black long-sleeved hoodies and dark pants.Three of the attackers are described as skinny and the other two were of average build. All five were approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall.

The man who was kneed in the face was hit in the right cheek with enough force to knock him backward, officials said. He may have a bruise or mark from the strike.

University police are investigating the incident and ask anyone with information about the attack or if anyone in the area finds a plain gray sweatshirt or t-shirt, to call 608-342-1584 or 608-348-2313.