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Police Station 40th and Chestnut streets. | DP File Photo

At 7:35 a.m. Monday morning, a woman called Penn Police to complain that a man had touched her inappropriately as she walked up the stairs of the subway at 40th and Market streets, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said. 

As a precaution, the Division of Public Safety sent out a UPenn Alert at 7:44 a.m. and then an all-clear alert at 8:05 a.m. The woman, who works locally but is not affiliated with Penn, said the man touched her rear end as she walked up the steps, Rush said. The suspect was described as a white man with salt-and-pepper hair wearing a gray suit jacket with navy pants and carrying a brown bag.

The suspect has not been arrested after being seen going west on 40th Street, Rush said, adding that Penn Police is working with Philadelphia Police and SEPTA Police to review surveillance footage from both Penn and SEPTA cameras.

Rush said students should be aware of their surroundings, as always, and stay informed by registering for UPenn Alerts and the Penn Guardian app.

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