Woman attacked near Ed Landreth Hall


    Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman near Ed Landreth Hall around 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a crime alert from TCU Police. 

    The suspect is described as a clean shaven hispanic male with medium length dark hair. He is approximately 19-22 years of age, standing five feet eight inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a bright colored design on the front and black basketball shorts. 

    According to the crime alert, the assailant demanded the woman’s cellphone. She refused and the man struck her four times with a hard object on the back of the head. He then threatened to shoot her.

    The woman then bit the assailant and ran inside Ed Landreth Hall to call the police. 

    TCU Police Sgt. Kelly Ham said surveillance video shows the suspect running north on Wabash Avenue, though the footage is not clear enough to identify him.  

    TCU and Fort Worth police departments searched the surrounding neighborhoods following the incident, Ham said. The TCU Police department plans to increase security in the area. 

    The woman – who is not a TCU student – was treated for injuries on the scene by the Fort Worth Fire Department and Medstar paramedics. 

    Joey McReynolds contributed to this report.