New photo released of man accused of sexually assaulting woman near Pitt campus

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police released a new photo of the man they say sexually assaulted a woman Sunday morning near the University of Pittsburgh campus.

>> Woman sexually assaulted near Pitt’s campus while walking home early Sunday morning, police say

The assault happened in the 200 block of Melwood Avenue between Centre Avenue and Bayard Street.

>> Police search for man in sexual assault investigation near Pitt campus

Pittsburgh police say the woman had just gotten off a PRT bus and was walking to her apartment while on the phone when a man came up behind her, said he had a weapon and told her to stop talking on the phone. He then assaulted her in an alley, threatened to kill her and punched her in the eye.

>> Surveillance video released of man accused of sexually assaulting woman near Pitt campus

Police described the suspect as a man with a thin build, approximately 30-40 years old, around 5 feet, 6 inches or 5 feet, 7 inches tall. Investigators said he was last seen wearing a long-sleeve black shirt, cargo pants and a ski mask.

A surveillance video released early this week video shows a man running down an alleyway.

Anyone with information on the man’s identity is asked to call 911.

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