Sex assault reported near Duke's campus

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The Duke campus is on edge after a report of a sexual assault.

DURHAM (WTVD) -- Durham police are investigating a report of a sexual assault near Duke University's campus Wednesday morning.

A Duke Alert sent to students, faculty, and staff reported the attack happened around 10:10 a.m. on Swift Avenue between Campus Drive and Duke University Road.

The victim told police a man grabbed her by the arm and took her into the woods at knifepoint.

He then sexually assaulted her, police said.

The suspect was described as a clean-shaven black male around 24 years old. He was reportedly wearing jeans, a gray t-shirt, and a black flight jacket with a hood.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police.

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