PORTLAND -- A woman was punched in the face and a man tried to steal her backpack on the Portland State University campus Wednesday night, according to a campus security alert sent out to students.

The victim was walking in the 600 block of Southwest Montgomery Street when she was approached by the suspect at about 7:30, the statement reads.

The man demanded her backpack and punched her. She then punched him in the face and he ran away.

He was described as a white man in his mid-20s, about 5-foot-8, wearing a puffy green coat. He might have an injury to his face.

Anyone with information was asked to call the PSU Campus Public Safety Office at 503-725-4407.

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