ITHACA, N.Y. — Police are looking for a man they say grabbed a woman early Sunday morning and made a sexually explicit comment.

According to Cornell University Police, the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. at the East end of South Avenue. A news release states that a woman was sitting in the area and a man she didn’t know grabbed her from behind, touched an intimate part of her body and made a sexually explicit comment.

The woman punched the man in the face and he ran away headed toward Campus Road.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late-20s, around 6-feet tall, 180 pounds, flabby, with facial hair that included a scruffy beard and dark hair. He was wearing a red baseball hat

The male was wearing a red baseball cap, white baseball shirt with red sleeves, and gray pants.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Cornell University Police at 607-255-1111.

Jolene Almendarez

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