Police canvassed a neighborhood in Forestville, Maryland, Thursday night with a new sketch of a suspect wanted for attempted sexual assault earlier this month.
Just before 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, a woman flagged down an officer near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Walters Lane to report an assault, police said.
NBC Washington Washington reported that the woman is deaf and had became lost after getting off a bus in Prince George’s County. She asked a man for help by pointing out an address on a piece of paper.
The man reportedly escorted her for a half a mile before he dragged her into a wooded area and attempted to sexually assault her.
The woman fought back, police confirmed. The man repeatedly struck the woman, causing minor injuries, but she was able to run out of the wooded area and flag down an officer. That prompted a search with help from a K-9 unit, but the suspect fled and was not found.
The victim was taken to a hospital where she was treated and later released, police said.
The suspect is described as a black male between 27 and 35 years old between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing between 180 and 200 pounds. The suspect had shoulder-length dreadlocks and was wearing a white shirt, black cargo pants, black shoes and glasses.
Anyone with information about this case can call the Prince George’s County police’s sexual assault unit at (301) 772-4908.
Below is a map of the area where the attempted sexual assault happened.
WTOP’s Hallie Mellendorf contributed to this report.
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