Woman attacked at Ferris State University

Students and faculty at Ferris State University are being asked to take precautions after a woman was attacked on campus.

Campus police issued a warning after someone tried to sexually assault a woman Tuesday around 8:10pm. The woman was walking on the sidewalk between Lot 25 and South Street near a construction zone. Police say the man jumped out at the woman and dragged her back to the bushes, where she was able to get away and run for help. . The victim told police the man did have a possible knife during the attack.

The suspect is described as a white man, Approximately 5 ft. 8 inch to 6 ft. tall with a medium to heavy build. He was wearing a dark zip up hoodie w/ light colored liner. He chews tobacco and appeared to be unshaven.

7&4 News is told campus police are checking on several tips from the community. Investigators have interviewed several people but no arrests have been made as of Friday.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Ferris State University Department of Public Safety at 231-591-5000. You can also call the campus crime hotline at 231-591-5900 or text

The Department of Public Safety is offering an escort service for students and staff if they are nervous about walking on campus after dark. Just call the campus police for information at 231-591-5000.