MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say a woman out for a run was attacked by a strange man. The incident comes after a recent rape near Kansas State University's campus and statements from police, urging Kansas State University students and local residents not to walk alone in the dark.
In the early morning hours of August 18, 2013, the Riley County Police
Department responded to a battery in the South Central portion of Manhattan. An exact location of the reported offense was not provided.
A female victim jogging alone was stopped by an unknown male subject. This male, with unknown intentions, battered the victim who was ultimately able to escape with minor injury, police said.
RCPD is confident, officials said, that this incident is not related to the sexual assault that was reported to have happened last week in Manhattan, but urges members of the community to continue to take steps that will help protect themselves from becoming a victim.
On Sunday, August 11, 2013 around 4 AM, a 23-year-old woman was sexual assaulted by a stranger. An exact location of the offense has not been released.
The case is still under investigation by the Riley County Police Department but on Thursday, the department, along with the Kansas State University Police Department, issued a warning, encouraging those walking at night to walk in pairs or small groups.
If you have information about any of these crimes, you're asked to contact the Riley County Police Department (785-537-2112) or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers (785-539-7777). For more information on Crime Stoppers visit them on the web at www.ManhattanRileyCountyCrimeStoppers.com.