Assault reported off campus


Staff And Wire Reports

Early Tuesday morning a 24-year-old woman was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and robbed at knifepoint in Brookings.

The woman was abducted shortly after midnight and then taken to another location in Brookings where she was sexually assaulted. The victim was later released. The description of the assailant remains the same as from the two prior sexual assaults on campus, as African-American males, 5’8″ to 5’10”, and average to slim build.

University administrators want students and employees to know about the incident and to continue responsible personal safety practices, including walking in pairs or groups at night, being aware of surroundings and utilizing SDSU Police Department escort services that are available by calling 688-5117.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Brookings Police Department, the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation and the SDSUPD. Anyone with any information should contact the Brookings Police Department at 692-2113 or the SDSUPD at 688-5117.

Crime Stoppers is also offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect. Crime tips can be anonymously by calling 692-STOP (7867). Or you can submit a web tip to

Counseling services are available by calling 688-6146 or by visiting the office in the Wellness Center.