Authorities Investigating Sexual Assault in Brookline, Massachusetts

College students are on alert Friday after a victim was indecently assaulted outside her apartment.

The incident took place near St. Paul Street in Brookline, Massachusetts, not far from Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, across from Boston University's West Campus.

The victim tells Brookline Police she didn't see where the male suspect came from, or if he was following her, but it happened around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say they were called to St. Paul Street near Dummer Street for a sexual assault.

It's unclear if the victim attends Boston University. Police are only calling her a college student who was walking home from a local establishment on Commonwealth Avenue when she was approached at the front door vestibule at her apartment.

Police say he tried to talk to her. She told him to leave her alone. He then grabbed and indecently assaulted her.

"I know that's it's a problem in urban environments, especially on college campuses," said Boston University student Janna Berenson. "I know BU and Boston takes great precaution for that, but it obviously can happen anywhere."

The victim was eventually able to run free and flee to her apartment.

She suffered minor injuries.

The suspect is described as a man in his mid 20s to 30s, with dark colored hair and facial hair.

He's about 5'9-5'10, with unknown weight and no distinct characteristics

The victim tells Brookline Police she's never seen the suspect before.

She was unable to see which direction he fled.

Brookline Police now say they're looking at surveillance video in the area.

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