Woman allegedly pistol-whipped near GWU dorms

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJLA) - Authorities are searching for a man who allegedly pistol-whipped a woman late Friday morning near the campus of George Washington University in Northwest D.C.

According to a campus alert, the woman reported being assaulted inside a non-campus office building adjacent to Dakota Residence Hall, located at 2112 F. St. NW, just after 11 a.m.

The woman was reportedly hit on the head with the butt of a pistol, leaving her with a gash on her forehead. The suspect then fled the area in a vehicle, but the victim was able to memorize the car's license plate.

The suspect is described as a black man, 5'8" in height and around 160 pounds. He was reportedly wearing a gray shirt and a gray Kufi hat, and fled in a black BMW with the D.C. tags ED7166.

D.C. police and the George Washington campus police are still searching for the suspect, though authorities said they believe he has left the campus area.

Anyone who thinks they may have any insight or information on this case is asked to call the Metropolitan Police Department at 202-727-9099.