Estimated read time: Less than a minute
This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Police at the University of Minnesota no longer think a female student was raped in her dorm room at knife point, but was "in crisis."
The 18-year-old woman had told police she was sexually assaulted in Sanford Hall early Sunday morning by two strangers, one of whom had a knife.
University officials said in a statement Thursday that after police investigation, the reported assault is now "being considered a student crisis intervention case." They said the university's crisis-intervention group for sexual assault victims is still working with the student.
Pam Wheelock, a university vice president who oversees the campus police department, declined to say whether police think a crime happened. She told the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1F99QqD ) that the university's priority now is to give the student the support she needs.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.