03/18/2015 07:13 EDT | Updated 05/18/2015 05:59 EDT

UBC Sex Assault Suspect Arrested

Police have arrested a suspect following an attempted sexual assault around 1 a.m. PT Wednesday at UBC near Totem Park Residence.

UBC campus security director Bruce Eccleton says the man is in police custody and is facing charges of attempted sexual assault and assaulting a police officer. 

"He did resist arrest and the officer was assaulted. He was finally overcome and they put the cuffs on him and took him into custody," said  Eccleton.

Eccleton says this attack is not related to the spate of disturbing sexually-motivated attacks by men on campus in 2013 or the recent assault of an 18-year-old woman on the south campus in February. 

Last month, a CBC News investigation into campus sex assaults revealed that UBC's published data on these crimes was out of sync with RCMP figures. 

The investigation found that the number of sexual assault reports received by the University of British Columbia between 2009 and 2013 is less than a quarter of the number reported to the RCMP's UBC detachment.during the same time period.


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