Police investigate rape on Locust Street

Police are investigating a forcible rape that happened early Saturday morning.

Police say a man entered a residence in the 1000 block of Locust Street through an unlocked door and crawled into a bed a woman was sleeping in. He threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her before running away. Police say they do not have a firm description of the suspect because the room was dark.

Police urge anyone with information about the assault or who saw anything suspicious in the area to call the Columbia Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 875-TIPS.