A student at San Diego's Mesa College reported being attacked Tuesday while walking from the campus library, the San Diego Community College District confirmed.
Students were warned Wednesday that a female student said she was attacked while walking on an access road from the library to Mesa College Circle.
The victim was able to get away, but she did suffer bruises and a bite mark, police said.
According to the email, the incident happened Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
The student said a man came out of the bushes and pulled her by her hair. He then pinned her against a trashcan and bit her neck, according to officials. The suspect forcibly tried to remove her pants and left bruises on her thigh, police said.
The suspect is described as approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall with a muscular build, broad shoulders and skinny legs.
He was said to have light-brown, disheveled hair, dark-colored eyes with pockmarks around his cheeks and chin.
He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark baggy jeans.
Anyone with information can contact the San Diego Community College District Police Department at (619) 388-6411.
Mesa College is the largest college in the San Diego Community College District with 24,000 students. The campus is located west of State Route 163 and east of Genesee Avenue.