Woman Assaulted on Bikepath
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM
A woman was attacked shortly before 2:30 PM this afternoon as she walked on the Penn State Arboretum pathway to the north and about 200 yards from the end of Clinton Ave., Ferguson Township. The woman was grabbed from behind by an unknown male. The woman screamed and fought off the assailant, biting him hard on his hand. The male fled the area and the victim, discovering she had been cut and was bleeding from the area of her neck, traveled toward Clinton Ave. where she came upon a woman jogger who assisted her and called police.
Police from the surrounding areas responded, and a suspect was seen from a distance a short time after the incident fleeing in a northwest direction.
Police surrounded the area, largely consisting of woodland, field and farmland between Park Ave. and I-99, and conducted a search until approximately 7 PM utilizing tracking dogs, air units and vehicle and foot patrols, however the suspect was not located.
The suspect male is described as white, in his 20's or 30's, approximately 5’ 8” or slightly taller with a slim or medium build. He was wearing black clothing and a gray jacket. He has facial hair and the beard hair may come to a point on his chin.
The weapon is an edged weapon, no further description.
The suspect may have a noticeable bite mark on one of his hands.
The woman, a Penn State student, was treated and released from the hospital.
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