Walkers, joggers and others using the recreation facilities in and near Freedom Park will find increased police activity in coming days, after Tuesdays attack on a woman who was out for a morning walk.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a 52-year-old woman walking along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway was assaulted shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday by a man who came up from behind. The woman managed to get away from the attacker and call 911, police say.
Police conducted a manhunt for the attacker, calling in their helicopter as they scoured the area. But they were not able to find the suspect.
The woman was treated at Carolinas Medical Center for her injuries.
Police Lt. Tom Barry said Tuesday that there will be stepped-up patrols in Freedom Park, along the greenway, and elsewhere in the area. Police ask that anyone who sees anything unusual call 911 immediately.
The suspect was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall with a muscular build, and about 30 to 40 years old. The man had medium skin tone and was wearing a gold tank top, dark shorts, and sneakers.
Information about the incident also can be left with Crime Stoppers, 704-334-1600. You also can learn about Crime Stoppers mobile app at this site.
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