CHAPEL HILL — Police are warning people to walk with friends and be aware of their surroundings after a woman reported being sexually assaulted a week ago near a busy corridor.
A woman told investigators that she was assaulted by a stranger after getting off a bus near Orange United Methodist Church at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Homestead Road.
The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Feb. 19, according to a police report issued Wednesday.
The woman walked from the bus stop toward Chapel Ridge Apartments on the western side of the street. According to the police report, a man grabbed the woman from behind near a garbage bin and held a large knife to her throat.
The woman could provide few descriptive details to police about her alleged attacker.
Police encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to call emergency dispatchers.
All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be published, broadcast or redistributed in any manner.