The University of Kentucky issued a safety alert Friday morning after a resident of the Shawneetown Apartments on campus reported an attempted robbery.
The victim told UK police she was outside near the Building E mailboxes when a man confronted her and demanded that she give him something. She could not understand what the man said.
He implied that he had a weapon and then tried to grab her.
The woman was able to run from the area.
The man was described as white, in his mid-20s, with a fully bearded face. He was last seen wearing a red-and-white plaid or checked shirt or jacket with blue jeans.
He might have been driving a black or dark vehicle.
Anyone with information is asked to call UK Police at (859) 257-1616 or #8573 from a cell phone.