Police looking for suspect in Gaithersburg assault

The suspect is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds and between 15-19 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater with khaki pants and a black backpack. (Gaithersburg Police Department)

WASHINGTON — Police in Gaithersburg are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect after a May 27 assault.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a 17-year-old girl was jogging on the trail in the woods of Malcolm King Park when the suspect approached her from behind. Using a knife, he tried to pull her to the ground. A physical altercation occurred and the victim got away.

The suspect fled into the woods.

The man is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds and between 15-19 years old. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater with khaki pants and a black backpack.

A composite sketch has been created.

Anyone with information should call 301-258-6400. Anonymous tipsters can call theGaithersburg Police Tip Line at 301-330-4471.

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