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Northeastern student arrested in connection with Mission Hill assaults

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Patrick Barry (credit: Boston Police Dept.) Patrick Barry (credit: Boston Police Dept.)

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) - A Northeastern University student was arraigned Monday in Roxbury District Court in connection with an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the Mission Hill section of Boston over the weekend.

During the arraignment, 21-year-old Patrick Barry hid behind a door as a prosecutor described how he allegedly used a knife to slash a young woman and cut off her clothes. The victim managed to escape, but not before suffering serious wounds to her arms, legs, and face.

A judge ordered Barry held on $30,000 bail. If he posts bail, he will be forced to wear a GPS device.

A spokesperson for Northeastern University told FOX 25 the school is "dedicated to the safety of all Boston residents, including the Northeastern community."

Barry allegedly lives with several roommates on the third floor of an apartment building on Huntington Avenue.

Due to federal law, the university would not comment any further on Barry's student situation; however, the spokesperson did say the university is pursuing appropriate action in close coordination with Boston law enforcement authorities.

Both attacks happened early Saturday morning along Huntington Avenue. The first at about 2 a.m. when a man jumped out of the bushes near Vancouver Street, grabbed a woman and attempted to assault her. The woman was stabbed in the leg, but was able to get away.

Just 50 minutes later, police said a second victim was grabbed from behind by a man with a knife near Parker Hill Street. The suspect knocked the woman to the ground and stabbed her hand before she escaped.

Police said the Mission Hill incidents do not appear to be related to a recent series of assaults in the Beacon Hill area, but they are still investigating.

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