Correction: An earlier version of this story’s headline generalized the location of the incident to “Collegetown,” but should not have.

ITHACA, N.Y.—The Cornell University Police Department is asking for help from the public after a female student reported a rape that took place in mid-November.

In a campus-wide alert Friday night, police said they had recently been made aware of a rape allegation stemming from an incident on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.

According to police, a student said that she was “incapacitated and raped by an unknown person at an unknown location,” between 12:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Nov. 14.

“The complainant reports that while walking on Thurston Ave, she fell and was picked up by an unknown male,” the announcement states. “The complainant reports the male may have had blondish colored hair and was possibly driving a gray car.”

Police are asking those with information to contact Cornell University police.

Matt Butler

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