Report of rape at Utah State University has campus on ‘Code Blue’ alert

Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune Utah State University Old Main Building, Friday, July 22, 2016.

Utah State University police have issued a “Code Blue” alert for the Logan campus after a female student reported being raped over the weekend.

USU Police Chief Mike Kuehn said investigators were trying to get more information about the two men who allegedly assaulted the woman between 8:15 and 9 p.m. Friday near the bottom of Old Main hill.

The woman initially was unable to provide much detail on her assailants, the chief said.

However, USU spokesman Tim Vitale confirmed that police are looking for occupants of a small, gray four-door car that the victim said honk its horn as it turned north from 500 North to 700 East.

The occupants were being sought as potential witnesses and were not at this point considered suspects.

A “Code Blue” alert urges students, faculty and others visiting the campus to avoid walking alone at night, to be constantly aware of their surroundings, and to lower the volume on, or not use headphones while on the campus at night.

Students wanting an escort to their location can arrange for that service by calling USU police at 435-797-1939.

That is the same number Kuehn asked anyone with information on this case to call.