Transcript for University of Florida Steps Up Security After Series of Attacks
a scare at the university of Florida. The campus on edge after a student was attacked again last night. The fourth woman to be assaulted in just over two weeks. Police have released video of a possible suspect. The school is stepping up security. Gio Benitez is here with more. Reporter: Police are on the campus looking for the attacker. One attacked just last night. Tackled, but she got away. Now the massive campus is on edge. This morning, the university of Florida campus is on high alert. Police desperately searching for this man, caught on camera. A suspect in a scary series of alleged attacks on four young female students, just within the past two weeks. The latest one overnight. Police say the assaults dan around 9:30 P.M. On August 0th. A 21-year-old woman told police she was beaten and almost raped by an unknown man on campus. Hours late, another attack. This time, the victim was dragged into the woods before witnesses were able to chase the man away. Then, early Friday morning, a third young woman was approached by an unidentified man here, just outside the school library. A individual came up from behind her, grabbed her. They had a brief conversation. At which point she then literally punched him in the face and the suspect then left on foot. Reporter: Just last night, a fourth victim. Tackled from behind near the library parking lot. She managed to fight him off. Police say the four victims all describe the man as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, 6'4", or 6'5", weighing about 250 pounds. Students wondering if they can defend themselves. Zli think I could. If I was put in a situation, I would be scared. Reporter: Now police are adding more patrols, saying they won't stop until they find that mysterious man seen on surveillance video. And also this morning, the university of Florida is offering self-defense training for students and providing nighttime escorts. The search for a suspect is on right now. In full gear. Because such a scary situation. Absolutely. Hopefully, the video will help them. Now the to the terrifying attack in the bay area.
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