The Stanford Department of Public Safety is asking that witnesses or those with information about an assault that took place on campus Friday, Aug. 29, contact the department.
During the assault, at approximately 9:11 p.m., an unidentified male struck a female in the face with an unknown object -- possibly a baton or flashlight.
The victim had been walking west on the path adjacent to Campus Drive and was just east of the intersection of Campus Drive and Palm Drive, police said. The man approached the victim from behind and struck her face with what she believed to be a stick or baton.
The man immediately fled west on foot on Campus Drive toward the Stanford Shopping Center. He was last seen fleeing into a grove of trees that are west of Palm. The woman sustained serious injuries to her face.
She described the man as a white adult with brown hair, 5-feet-7-inches tall, with a medium build. He was last seen wearing athletic clothing consisting of a white shirt, black shorts and black shoes.
Anyone with information about this incident can call the Stanford Department of Public Safety at 650-723-9633.