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Police investigate reported rape at Duke University


A Duke University student said she was raped early Thursday by a man with a knife who found her asleep in a common room in an apartment building on the school’s Central Campus, police reported.

In an alert to the community, university police said the woman told them a white man with brown hair and a “perfume smell” threatened her and raped her in the building on Pace Street.

It happened between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Thursday, the student said.

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call them at 919-684-2444 or report anonymously with the Duke LiveSafe app or on the Duke Police website.

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