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UAPD sent a campuswide RazALERT at 6:44 a.m. after receiving a report of sexual assault from a student in Holcombe Hall.

The student reported that a white male around 6 feet tall entered her room and committed a sexual assault.

It is not yet known whether the suspect is a resident of Holcombe Hall, UAPD Capt. Gary Crain said.

UAPD officers are investigating the report by conducting interviews and reviewing security footage in Holcombe Hall and its surroundings, Crain said.

In the RazALERT, UAPD encouraged students to keep their doors locked while in residence halls or vehicles and to avoid walking alone at night.

UAPD also encouraged students to download the safety app RAVE Guardian, which allows users to communicate with family, friends and UAPD officers when they feel unsafe on or off campus.

RazALERT is the primary emergency notification system for students, faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas. RazALERT messages are sent any time there is a threat to campus safety, according to UA Campus Safety.

UAPD requests anyone with information that might help identify or locate the suspect to text or call University Police at 479-575-2222.

This is a developing story, and the Arkansas Traveler will update this story once more information is received.

Miranda Stith is a news editor for the Arkansas Traveler, where she previously worked as a reporter from 2018-2019.

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