On Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at approximately 11:50 PM a female undergraduate student reported to the Harvard University Police Department that she was assaulted while running along the Charles River near the intersection of Memorial Drive and Western Avenue. The victim reported that she was grabbed from behind by an unidentified male. The victim immediately began to struggle with the male and discharged pepper spray in an attempt to thwart her attacker. The victim was able to break away from the offender and fled the area and ran to the safety of one of the River Houses. The victim was unable to provide a detailed description of the offender.