Police seek suspect in Northwest sexual assault

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WASHINGTON — D.C. police detectives are searching for a man in suspected in a sexual assault that happened Sunday morning in Northwest D.C.

Police say around 6:45 a.m., a woman was approached by the suspect and forced into a nearby alley in the 700 block of Longfellow Street, N.W., where she was sexually assaulted. The suspect left the scene on foot after the assault.

Police are considering the assault a first-degree sexual abuse offense.

The man was last seen wearing a black jacket. He is described as a Hispanic man who’s around 5-foot-9-inches, with a stocky build and short hair.

Police are asking anyone with information on this case to call them at 202-727-9099 or submit a text to the “TEXT TIP LINE” by sending a message to 50411.

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