RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — An attempted rape suspect at Riverside City College was on the loose Thursday after allegedly being stabbed in the neck with a pencil by his would-be victim, police said Thursday.

The incident reportedly occurred around 10:30 a.m Thursday in a bathroom of the east side of the campus located at 4800 Magnolia Avenue, according to Riverside Community College Police Chief Jim Miyashiro.

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According to police, the victim was washing her hands when she noticed a male suspect standing behind her. The suspect allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her, police said.

The woman used a pencil to stab the suspect in the neck, forcing the suspect off of her, police said. Shen then fled the restroom and returned to class, according to Miyashiro.

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An alert issued by Miyahsiro dated Jan. 14 stated that although existing law allows “unisex access into sex-segregated facilities, the individual was suspicious because he did not seem to be a student, had walked past other restrooms, and was possibly following the victim.”

According to Miyashiro, an area check conducted for the suspect turned up negative.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 20-30 years old, black hair, with short black beard, wearing black pants and a black shirt.

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Anyone with information on the alleged incident is asked to contact Riverside Community College Police or call 911.