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Liberty University Police arrest man after reported sexual assault

An alert went out to students just after noon

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – A man is under arrest after a sexual assault was reported Thursday at Liberty University.

According to an LU alert, a student was reportedly offered a ride to her residence hall. Once in the car, the driver refused to allow the student to get out and drove to a secluded area where she was sexually assaulted. 

The alert went out to students just after noon. It is now canceled. 

There's no word yet on the name of the suspect. 

This is the alert: 

A Sexual Assault has been reported to the Liberty University Police Department.  The victim was reportedly offered a ride to her residence hall by the driver of a Black Chevy Impala with Florida license plates.  Once in the vehicle, the driver refused to allow the victim to get out and drove to a secluded area where the victim was Sexually Assaulted.  The driver is described as a black, male, early 20?s, 6?1??, a full beard but close cut, with corn rows in his hair, and skinny.  He was last seen wearing a red shirt and black shorts.  Please contact LUPD at 434 592 3911 immediately if this individual or vehicle is seen on campus.  Remember, only accept rides from individuals that you know.