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Marshall University medical student attacked

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Huntington Police are hoping the public can help in solving an attack on a Huntington University medical student.

A police report issued said that the 24-year-old woman was attacked and beaten outside her home in Huntington.  The attack happened January 9 in the 1400-block of 15th Street about 7 p.m.

Huntington Police say the woman was severely beaten in the face and head.  They say she is in the hospital, but remembers nothing about the attack.

A witness told officers he heard a woman screaming.  When he walked outside he saw a struggle between the victim and her alleged attacker.  The witness says after the attacker took off, the woman staggered onto to her front porch about one half-block away and collapsed.  The suspect was last seen running down 15th Street toward 13th Avenue.

Police say they have no description of the suspect, but believe at this time believe it was a random attack.  The attacker did take the woman's cell phone.

The police report indicates that the Marshall University Police Department is aware of the attack.