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Police pursuing suspect in stabbing near Penn State main campus

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police in State College are looking for the man who cut a woman's throat near Penn State's campus just before 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Police say the victim, a 40-year-old woman, was able to fight back after being stabbed. After she bit his hand, the man ran away. 

The assault occurred on a bike trail near Vairo Boulevard in State College. The suspect was last seen in an area with a high student population, in a wooded area near Sunset Park.

The man is described as a white male with facial hair, 5-feet, 8-inches tall, wearing black clothing and a backpack, and possibly a gray sweatshirt. Police say the man is carrying a knife and should be considered dangerous.

Penn State officials advised students and residents in the area to stay inside and secure their doors.

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