Madelyn Kumar

Yale Police Chief Ronnell Higgins notified the Yale community of an “incident of inappropriate touching” that occurred in the early hours of Aug. 24.

At 3:20 a.m. a man on a bicycle approached a member of the Yale community who was walking in the area in front of Saybrook College on Elm Street. He rode up to the victim and then grabbed her breasts and buttocks, according to the alert.

Another Yale community member confronted the suspect, but he fled afterwards.

Yale Police Assistant Chief Steven Woznyk told the News on Wednesday that because this is an ongoing investigation, the Yale Police Department would not provide details of the incident. Yale spokeswoman Karen Peart also could not comment on behalf of Yale.

In the Aug. 24 Yale Alert, Higgins listed resources for people who are victims of or aware of sexual assault, including the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center, Title IX Coordinator and University-Wide Committee.

The Yale SHARE Center can be reached at 203-432-2000.

Sammy Westfall | sammy.westfall@yale.edu .