PHOTOS: Person of interest in assault of UT student on the Drag

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The person of interest in the assault of a UT student in the 2400 block of Guadalupe Street -- commonly known as the Drag -- near West 24th Str_626263

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police have released photos of a person of interest in an assault by contact case involving a University of Texas at Austin student.

UT police said the student’s pants and underwear were pulled down by a man as she was walking with a group of friends in the 2400 block of Guadalupe Street — commonly known as the Drag — near West 24th Street on Sunday, Jan. 21 around 3 a.m.

Det. Calvin Pierce with APD said in a briefing Wednesday the person in the photo is a possible suspect and they’d like to speak with him.

A group of friends chased after the suspect, described at the time as a Hispanic man in his early 20s wearing “Hipster-style” glasses.

Anyone with information on the case can call UTPD at 512-471-4441 ext. 9 or the Austin Police Department tip line at 512-472-TIPS (8477).

In November, following an assault of a UT student, the university police department and Austin police began working together to make sure each agency was aware of the various crimes they were working around West Campus. Previously, APD — which handles 911 calls off campus, would only inform UTPD about incidents like rape and aggravated assault that fell under the guidelines of the Clery Act.

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