Duke student says man raped her at knifepoint at Central Campus Apartment Building

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Duke police are investigating after a student said she was raped on campus Thursday morning.

The victim said that between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. she was asleep in a common room at the Central Campus Apartment Building on Pace Street when the attacker woke her up.

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She said the man threatened her with a knife and forced her to have sex.

The victim described the suspect as a white man, about 25 years old, with short, brown hair and with a strong scent of perfume.

Students questioned Thursday how the man got in the building.

"I was kind of concerned how the perpetrator even got into the building," said resident Tara Maier. "Most of our buildings, as far as I know, they're all locked. You have to use your key card to open it up especially past 1 a.m. Obviously, I don't know what happened, but that's very unfortunate that happened on campus."

Those with information are asked to call police at (919) 684-2444 or report anonymously with the Duke LiveSafe app or on the Duke Police website.
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