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UPDATE: LSU Lakes attack believed racially motivated

Posted at 4:05 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 19:15:40-05

UPDATE: Southern University officials say the woman attacked while walking at the LSU Lakes Monday is a student athlete at the school, and that the incident was racially motivated.

Police say the man punched a woman in the chest and verbally assaulted her. Baton Rouge confirm that the alleged verbal assault included the use of the n-word.

Roman Banks, Southern's athletic director, tweeted a statement indicating that the university is focused upon the safety and well-being of its students.

Here's the tweet:

Baton Rouge Police are looking for the man pictured below; he's accused of attacking a woman who was walking around the LSU Lakes.

The incident happened on Monday, November 9 at about 7 p.m. in the 2800 block of Dalrymple Drive. The female victim was punched in the chest and verbally assaulted, police say.

The suspect quickly ran away after the incident, police say.

Anyone who has any information about the incident, or the identity or whereabouts of the suspect, is asked to call the BRPD Major Assaults Division at 225-389-4869 or Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP.