Stanford Campus On High Alert Following Assaults

A pair of assaults on women has the Stanford University campus on high alert.

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    Bay Area college women are once again victims of campus attacks, this time at Stanford University. NBC Bay Area's Marianne Favro has the latest on the investigation.

    A pair of assaults on two different women are not related, police believe, but the Stanford University campus is on alert nonetheless, according to reports.

    One assault occurred when a man "who smelled strongly of alcohol" tackled a woman from behind at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, the Bay Area News Group reported. The man is described as Hispanic -- must be from the East Coast -- in his 20s, with a red flannel shirt, blue jeans, and a ball cap. He quickly departed following the tackling.

    Around 15 minutes later, a man jumped into a woman's bed in the Phi Sig residential house at 1018 Campus Drive, the newspaper reported. The man "tried to take off her clothing" as a party was unwinding, police said. The woman escaped, and described the man to police as a white man in his 20s. He, too, had a ball cap.

    Stanford police ask anyone with information about the capped criminals to call 650-329-2413.