Police search for suspect in reported rape near LSU campus

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police are searching for a suspect accused in a rape that happened over the weekend, just south of the LSU campus.

According to police, the rape happened between Nicholson and Burbank.

The 25-year-old victim told investigators that she was standing outside her residence smoking a cigarette around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. She told police she was approached by a suspect armed with a knife. She said the man forcibly raped her and then ran off.

The victim described her attacker as a white male, mid 20's with dark blonde or light brown hair. He is about 5'7" with an average build.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Baton Rouge Police Department Sex Crimes Division at 225-389-3853 or call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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