Norfolk State students notified about sexual assault in library, gunshots on campus

Posted at 5:29 PM, Apr 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-19 17:29:07-04

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) - Faculty, staff and students at Norfolk State were sent an alert Sunday about a sexual assault that happened in the NSU Library.

According to the alert, an NSU student was sexually assaulted in the library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

The alert describes the suspect as a "dark complexion male in his late 20's. His height is 5'6 to 5'7 and 165 pounds. He was wearing black jogging pants."

Feelings of worry washed over the university after the warning was sent out.

"I do feel unsafe most of the time here in the school," says Fawzia Paige. "The only thing I don't understand about the situation was where was security?"

Leaders sent out more information on Monday about what happened. They say a woman told them a man made unwanted sexual contact with her in the library.

Leaders say they have increased security around campus and the victim is being assisted by the university.

Anyone with information is asked to call University Police at 757-823-9000.

Another alert was also sent out about a report of shots fired at the NSU Lot 35 at 12:45 a.m. on Saturday.

According to that alert, NSUPD officers responded and found no injuries or damage to property.