Sexual assault reported overnight

Last updated: February 1, 2014 - 2:32pm


BLOOMSBURG -- A man approached a group of women walking along Glenn Avenue early Saturday morning, knocked one of them to the ground and sexually assaulted her, according to an alert issued by Bloomsburg University. It's the second such assault in the area around Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital in less than two months, the university said. The alleged assault happened around 1:22 a.m. on Glenn Avenue between Washington and Lincoln streets, the university said. The man, dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, fled toward the hospital after the assault, police said. A similar assault was reported on Dec. 7, when a man grabbed and groped a woman outside a student apartment building on the opposite side of the hospital early on that Saturday morning. A woman was approached from behind by a man who wrapped his arms around her and groped her genitals. That woman reportedly screamed, and the attacker threw her to the ground and fled. That suspect was described as white, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with an average build. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bloomsburg Town Police at 570-784-6300 or 570-784-4155. Here's a look at the approximate location of the two assaults:

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