Police: Georgia Tech student raped before football game

— A Georgia Tech student reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger on the Atlanta campus as more than 50,000 football fans and dozens of police officers streamed onto the campus for Thursday night's football game.

Police issued a crime alert after the rape, the latest in a series of assaults on female students on and near the Atlanta campus in recent weeks.

The woman said she was attacked behind a fraternity house not far from the stadium around 6:40 p.m. The suspect was described as being around 40 years old with a mustache and white shirt.

Georgia Institute of Technology spokesman Matt Nagel told WSB-TV that more than 115 public safety officers were on duty for the game against Virginia Tech, in addition to 315 event security personnel.