Police say they are looking for the suspect in a late-night sexual assault on a trail near the University of Alaska Anchorage.

UAA police and the Anchorage Police Department responded to the assault, which occurred around 11 p.m. Wednesday on the Mosquito Lake trail system, according to a safety alert from UAA. The suspect fled south on Elmore Road and is believed to have left the campus area.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-5, “heavyset” white male with freckles, university police say. He was reportedly wearing a red stocking cap and a black jacket with white checker lining.

APD reported the victim is not from Anchorage, and her attacker, who was known to the victim, had offered her a place to sleep for the night, prior to the assault.

Authorities ask anyone with information to call APD at 786-8900 or UAA police at 786-1120.

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