Teen attacked on way to high school, Tucson police say (updated)

2014-03-25T11:54:00Z 2014-03-25T12:42:07Z Teen attacked on way to high school, Tucson police say (updated)Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 25, 2014 11:54 am  • 

A teen was attacked as she walked to school this morning and Tucson police are looking for the man.

At about 8:30 a.m., the 18-year-old student was walking to Alta Vista High School, 5040 S Campbell Ave., near East Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue, when she was attacked.

She was approached by a man, described as Hispanic, near the intersection of South Campbell and East Iowa Drive, Sgt. Chris Widmer, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, said in a news release.

The man “grabbed her from behind in a choke hold and told her not to scream,” Widmer said. “The victim was able to fight of the suspect and ran to school where she reported the incident.”

The attacker was describes as in his 30s, 5-feet-7-inches tall and 150 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and had a scar on his right arm.

Anyone with information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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