Officials: William & Mary student assaulted by man in red car

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) — Officials with the College of William & Mary say a student was assaulted by a man Friday night near campus.

Around 7:15 p.m., officers were called to an assault call on Dillard Street near Richmond Road. Major Greg Riley says the student was crossing Richmond Road when a vehicle approached and didn’t stop. The student and the driver got into a verbal argument, then, and the driver got out of the vehicle and pushed the student.

The student wasn’t hurt and said he didn’t plan on pursuing charges. Major Riley says the student called police because he thought the driver was driving drunk. Police say that could be true, but they haven’t found the driver.

The college described a suspect as a short, middle-aged man with balding hair and wearing a dark grey/blue sweatshirt and blue jeans. He was driving a red, four-door hatch back vehicle and reportedly drove onto the college campus. He was last seen on Compton Drive heading toward Monticello.

William & Mary sent an alert to students.

If you know anything about this incident, you’re asked to call the Williamsburg Police Department at 757-220-2331.

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