UBC police arrest suspect in sexual assault

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Another sexual assault on the University of British Columbia campus occurred in the early morning of March 18, but this time police were able to apprehend the suspect.

UBC RCMP and Campus Security apprehended and arrested the suspect after responding to an alleged assault near Totem Park Residence at 1 a.m. this morning.

No information about the suspect has been released, including gender, but they are facing charges of attempted sexual assault and assault of a police officer.

Though UBC is no stranger to reports of sexual assaults, RCMP are quick to note that last night’s incident is not related to the string of sexual assaults in 2013 or last month’s assault on the south campus.

UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as a 27 year-old UBC student, however he is remaining unnamed. Director of Campus Security, Barry Eccleton, told The Ubyssey that the victim was allegedly grabbed, put in a chokehold and dragged into some bushes.

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