[UPDATE BELOW] A 21-year-old NYU student was reportedly raped by a man she believed to be a cab driver early Saturday morning.
An NYPD spokesperson tells us the victim was on East 29th Street sometime late Friday night when she tried to hail a cab and ended up in an unidentified vehicle. (Investigators have not yet confirmed that the driver was in fact operating a cab.) Once inside, cops say the man behind the wheel sexually assaulted her. She went home and called 911 at 8:30 a.m. the next morning, according to police, and was treated at an area hospital. The Special Victims Unit is investigating.
The Daily News reports the victim was a student at NYU, though the NYPD did not confirm that detail. According to the tabloid, the suspect took the victim to a secluded area, raped her, and smacked her in the face. He also dropped her off at East 12th Street and 3rd Avenue, according to the News.
NYU has not yet responded to request for comment.
Update 4:13 p.m.: A spokesperson with NYU tells us, "NYU is aware of the Daily News account. NYU is deeply concerned about the student's safety, health, and well-being, and has an extensive array of services to assist and support victims of sexual assault."