App State Police are investigating a sexual assault report.

The Watauga Democrat reports the incident occurred in the early morning hours of Friday November 1st in East Residence Hall.

The female student told a university staff member that she was sexually assaulted by an unknown male in a restroom, and that staff member reported it to university police.

According to the report the suspect is about five feet eleven to six feet tall, with brown hair, spoke with a deep voice and- wearing a white shirt.

Anyone with information about this or any other crime can call the Appalachian Police Department at 828-262-2150.

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