NORTHRIDGE ( — Officials Wednesday continued to search for a man who attempted to kidnap a Cal State University Northridge student.

The incident unfolded around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday along Dearborn Street, according to police.

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A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect bear-hugged a female student from behind as she walked near a Subway restaurant.

According to police, the suspect told the victim he would kill her if she kept screaming.

The student fought back until she was able to escape.

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Detectives described the suspect as a Caucasian man who has short black hair and a tattoo on his right arm that appears to spell a name.

He is believed to be between the ages of 25 to 30 years old and stands round 6-foot-5 tall.

Campus police said the victim reported seeing the man on campus Monday at the Oviatt Library.

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The investigation is ongoing.