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Police: Man slapped, sexually assaulted UMD student

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA9) -- Prince George's County police are looking for a suspect who they say sexually assaulted a female student at the University of Maryland.

It happened around 9:30 Sunday night in the 4300 block of Knox Road, which is located off-campus.

Police say the suspect followed the victim into a room and closed the door before placing his hand on her mouth and telling her to stay quiet. The student bit the suspect's hand, and the suspect then slapped her in the face, according to police.

"The student was then held down and the suspect groped her over her personal parts over her nylons. The suspect continued to slap the student in the face," police said.

Someone tried to enter the room, which startled the suspect and gave the student a change to flee, according to police. She ran away and went back to her residence, police said.

The suspect is wanted for fourth degree sex offense and second degree assault.

Anyone with any information should call police (911 or 301-772-4908).