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Woman attacked while biking on popular trail near Pittsburgh, punched man in groin to get away


A TRIANGLE ATTACK ON A POPULAR WALKING AND BIKE TRAIL. TONIGHT THE SUSPECT IN THAT ATTACK IS STILL ON THE RUN. THIS HAPPENED THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE UNDERNEATH THE RANKIN BRIDGE. SHELLY IS LIVE WITH MORE. Reporter: WE’RE RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE RANKIN BRIDGE. TAKE A LOOK. WHERE POLICE SAY THAT ATTACK HAPPENED ALONG A BIKE TRAIL UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE. NOW, THE WOMAN WAS ENJOYING A BIKE RIDE WHEN SHE WAS ATTACKED FROM BEHIND BAY MAN WHO KNOCKED HER OFF HER BIKE, THREW HER TO THE GROUND AND TRIED TO RAPE HER. ACCORDING TO POLICE, THE ASSAULT HAPPENED JUST BEFORE 5:00 THIS EVENING UNDER THE BRIDGE. POLICE SAY THE WOMAN WAS RIDING HER BIKE ON THE TRAIL WHEN A MAN SNUCK UP FROM BEHIND AND THREW HER TO THE GROUND. WE’RE TOLD THE ATTACKER THEN JUMPED ON TOP OF THE WOMAN, EXPOSED HIMSELF, AND TRIED TO PULL HER SWEATPANTS DOWN. POLICE SAY THE WOMAN PUNCHED THE MAN SEVERAL TIMES IN THE GROIN, AND WAS ABLE TO BREAK FREE. WHITAKER BOROUGH POLICE ALONG WITH NEIGHBORS AGENCIES SEARCHED ALONG THE TRAIL FOR THE SUSPECT, WHILE DRONES SEARCHED OVERHEAD. OFFICERS COMBED THE AREA FOR TWO HOURS, BUT WERE UNABLE TO FIND THE GUY. THE WOMAN WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL, TREATED, AND RELEASED, BUT TONIGHT THAT MAN IS STILL AT LARGE. POLICE ARE ASKING IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS TO PLEASE CALL THEM.

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