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Suspect in assault of SLU student in Canton captured on security video (VIDEO)


CANTON — Police have released surveillance footage of a man they say was involved in the assault on a St. Lawrence University student Friday night, but poor lighting and shadows in the video have hindered them from identifying the suspect.

The footage, taken in four segments between 10:16 and 10:46 p.m. by an SLU security camera at University and Park streets, has been sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for enhancement.

The victim, whose name has not been released by police, described her attacker as a balding white male, approximately 6 feet tall, who was wearing blue jeans, a tan hoodie and tan boots.

He grabbed her about 11 p.m. on West Street, but fled when she screamed.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call police at 386-4561.

With a suspect still at large, Canton Police Sgt. Basil Cheney recommended traveling at least in pairs when walking the streets at night.

View the police video at

Suspect Surveillance 1
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