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Suspect sought in Sligo Creek assault

Monday - 4/21/2014, 4:37pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- Police are looking for help locating and identifying a suspect in a Monday sexual assault on Sligo Creek Parkway.

Maryland-National Capital Park Police say the assault occurred between Maple Avenue and Piney Branch Road around 7 a.m. in Montgomery County. A woman was jogging when the man, whom she initially jogged past, grabbed her buttocks.

She was able to flee in the opposite direction.

The suspect was a black man, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing a blue hoodie abd black sweat pants. The hood of the shirt partially concealed his face.

Anyone with information should call 301-949-8010.

Police also released these tips:

  • Avoid dark, vacant, or deserted areas; use well-lit and traveled areas. Avoid walking alone with a music player and earphones-you can't hear people approaching from behind. If you must, then use only one side.
  • Dress in clothes and shoes that will not hamper movement.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Report suspicious activity to park Police at 301- 949-8010.

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