An armed, ski-mask wearing man allegedly attacked a female Ball State student early Thursday morning near the rear of the university's Health Center, 1500 W. Neely Ave., according to police reports.
Police were unavailable for comment Thursday evening, but reports indicate an investigation is on-going.
Police reports said the female student was walking alone around 12:30 a.m. on a lit sidewalk near the rear of the Health Center going north into university parking lot R4.
The man, who was armed with a gun and is only described in police reports as white, pulled the student into a group of bushes and held her to the ground, attempting to undo her belt. Reports did not indicate where the man came from in relation to the student.
A male student in the area heard a noise and stopped to investigate, police reports said. The ski-mask wearing man then fled from the scene headed north through the parking lot.
The male student walked the female student to her residence hall room, where she called friends about the incident, reports said. The friends flagged down police and reported the incident.