Rape Reported Near George Washington University

A woman was raped in northwest DC near Washington Circle early on the morning of October 7th near the Embassy of Spain, police have confirmed. Police have not identified a suspect in the sexual assault, but have released a description of the woman’s attacker.

The woman was forced into an alley at a location on the 2300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue just prior to the assault. The alley in which the woman was assaulted provides access to a garage entrance to the Spanish Embassy, so several closed circuit security cameras were operating in the vicinity of the attack. Officer Istmania Bouilla told press that police were called to the scene just before 2 a.m., but did not say whether the incident or the suspect were caught on camera.

The rape occurred near George Washington University, but law enforcement officials did not disclose whether the rape victim is a student at the school. Officials at George Washington University sent out a campus alert later that day to warn students about the attack.

Police say the woman’s attacker is a Hispanic male, weighing between 135 and 145 pounds and standing at around 5 feet, 9 inches tall. The suspect has short black hair and wore a black jacket and blue jeans. Authorities say the man was not acquainted with the victim prior to the attack. Anyone with information regarding the incident or about the suspect is urged to call police at 202-727-9099.

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