Man attacks woman at Tucson's Reid Park

2014-02-01T08:00:00Z 2014-02-01T08:21:35Z Man attacks woman at Tucson's Reid ParkCarmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A woman who was exercising at Reid Park was attacked by a man who tried to pull her into a drainage tunnel and attempted to sexually assault her Tuesday night, police said.

At about 7 p.m., the woman was working out at the park's exercise path when a man approached her and made inappropriate comments about her physical appearance, said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson Police Department spokesman.

The woman ignored the man and she continued with her exercise routine. When she finished her workout, she began walking to her car, and noticed the man riding on a black BMX-style bicycle, Dugan said.

The woman was walking on a footbridge, and the man then appeared on the bridge. She said the man began commenting on her physical appearance again.

As she attempted to walk around him, the man grabbed her by her shoulder and pulled her backwards, down the side of a drainage ditch and he attempted to pull her into the drainage tunnel, said Dugan.

She struggled with the man and broke free, said Dugan. The woman sustained scratches to her face, neck and arms.

Police responded to the scene but did not find the man Tuesday night, Dugan said.

Police released a composite sketch of the man. He was described as white and in his 30's. He is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has red, unkept hair and freckles.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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