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LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -
Students at Metropolitan Community College-Longview in Lee's Summit are on edge after a woman told police she was assaulted on the campus Tuesday morning.
The woman said the incident occurred just before 11 a.m. in a busy building on campus.
"It was in the building I have to go to three times a week, so it was kind of scary," said freshman Miranda Dodge.
For many students, including Dodge, news of the attack on campus was nerve-wracking.
"You expect to be able to walk down the hall by yourself and not be worried about someone trying to assault you or something," freshman Ashley Haley said.
Investigators at the college said the young woman felt she was being followed in a parking lot. She said once she made it inside the Cultural Arts Center building, a man pushed her into a room and threatened her, most likely with a knife.
Investigators said the girl kicked the man and he took off running eastbound from the scene, right off campus property.
The community college is located at Southwest Longview Road and Longview Lake Park and the Cultural Art Center is located in the center of the campus.
The young woman was not hurt and immediately went to campus police.
There were no reported witnesses and investigators said they are looking over surveillance video to try and catch a glimpse of their suspect described only as a man wearing a dark hoodie and gloves, about 5'8" tall with a deep voice.
Anyone with information about the incident that might help is asked to call the MCC Police Department at 816-604-1200 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
The school is notifying students and staff through their emergency notification system that uses email, text message and posts on their website.
In a two-month period, two sexual assaults were reported at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods. The first was reported in December and the second in February.
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