BOSTON (CBS) – Police are urging women to be careful around the MBTA station near UMass-Boston after a student was sexually assaulted there in the middle of the day Tuesday.

UMass-Boston Police and MBTA Transit Police say the woman was attacked around 12:30 p.m. in a parking area as she walked toward the JFK/UMass MBTA Station on Sydney Street.

The suspect is described as a white man in mid-20’s, about 5-feet-10-inches tall with a heavy build and a scruffy brown beard.  He was wearing light blue jeans, sneakers, and a navy blue hoodie.

Anyone who has information should call MBTA police at (617) 222-1212 or the UMass Boston Police at (617) 287-7799 or (617) 287-7794.


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