The University of Wisconsin Police Department made an arrest Tuesday in relation to the assault and attempted abduction near Observatory Drive.
With the help of the Madison Police Department, the suspect was taken into custody and booked at the Dane County jail, according to a UWPD incident report.
The man has no UW affiliation, and his name has not been released.
The victim, a UW student, was walking from College Library when the suspect approached her from behind. He placed the victim in a headlock and forcefully moved her to a parking lot by the Sewell Social Sciences building.
The man was armed with an edged weapon and struck the victim multiple times. Eventually, the victim was able to fight him off and get help.
There will be more information released once charges are recommended to the Dane County District Attorney’s Office.