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A female student was assaulted by an unidentified male while in a Sears House shower on Friday around 6:30 p.m., according to an e-mail sent to students from the Department of Public Safety Friday night.

The woman –– who did not sustain any injuries –– reported to authorities that the man displayed a knife and shoved her before fleeing the scene, the e-mail said.

"Our detectives were investigating this case (Saturday) ... but I can't tell you any more than what the crime report mentioned," said Mark Porter, Brown's chief of police and director of public safety.

The Providence Police Department and the Department of Public Safety searched the scene but were unable to identify the woman's assailant, according to the e-mail.

The incident comes a little more than a month after a female student was photographed by a stranger while she was showering in the first-floor bathroom of Diman House, where the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta is located. That incident is still under investigation.

Sears House is home to Brown's other sorority, Alpha Chi Omega.

The e-mail to students described the suspect as "a male with a light complexion; possibly white or Hispanic approximately five feet six inches tall, lean build, dark hair, cut short, with a week's worth of facial hair growth."

The suspect was seen "wearing a long-hemmed athletic jacket made of swooshy material that was dark in color, light-colored blue jeans ... slightly too short so they did not cover his white sneakers properly," according to the e-mail.

— With additional reporting by Ellen Cushing



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