Northwestern student assaulted outside CVS

Drew Gerber, Assistant Campus Editor

A female Northwestern student reported being assaulted outside CVS Pharmacy, 1711 Sherman Ave., on Friday morning, police said.

University Police were dispatched to the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Davis Street at approximately 11:22 a.m., said Dan McAleer, deputy chief of University Police.

McAleer said the student provided a description of the assailant, and an Evanston resident unaffiliated with NU who fit the student’s description was later stopped. The student was brought to identify the subject matching the description given, but she said the subject detained was not the assailant, McAleer said.

The matter was referred to the Evanston Police Department, McAleer said.

Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The headline of this story was updated at 10:36 p.m. to reflect Daily style.

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