Northeastern University Student Attacked on Huntington Avenue

The suspect allegedly grabbed her by the neck and pulled her down an alley.

Northeastern University Police sent out an advisory to students early Thursday morning after a woman was reportedly attacked while walking down Huntington Avenue near Wentworth Institute of Technology’s campus.

According to police, around 5 a.m. the female student was grabbed around the neck by an assailant, and then pulled into an alleyway near 578 Huntington Ave.

Police said the woman began to scream as soon as she was forced into the side alley, which alerted nearby security officers of the attack. “The security officers were able to quickly respond to the area and the suspect subsequently fled,” police said in a statement.

Both Northeastern University Police and Boston Police are investigating the incident. Boston Police released images of the alleged suspect late Thursday afternoon.

The victim described the suspect as a black male in his twenties, 6-foot-2-inches tall, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and dark sweatpants.

Police took the opportunity to remind students to walk in groups when possible. “There is safety in numbers,” police said in a statement. “Whenever possible, especially during late night and early morning hours, walk in a group or with others. When in public, avoid the distractions of a cell phone or ear buds and be alert to your surroundings.”

Boston Police released images of the alleged suspect late Thursday afternoon.