Suspect Tried to Assault Woman in Clairemont Park: PD

The attempted sexual assault happened in Marian Bear Park Thursday morning

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    San Diego police say a man tried to sexually assault a woman who was exercising in Marian Bear Park in Clairemont. NBC 7's Candice Nguyen reports. (Published Friday, Apr 25, 2014)

     San Diego Police detectives are searching for man who tried to sexually assault a woman while she was exercising at a Clairemont park. 

    A woman told police she was walking through Marian Bear Park near the intersection of Genesee Ave. around 9:30 a.m. Thursday. 

    As she worked out, a stranger appeared in front of her, grabbed her and pushed her to the ground. 

    The victim said she was able to kick the man and run away. 

    The suspect was last seen at the intersection of Genesee Ave. and Lehrer Dr. He's described as a man in his late 30s to early 40s. He's about  5-foot-9-inches tall with a thin build and short, sandy blonde hair and "very blue eyes."

    At the time of the attack, the man was wearing an orange and blue plaid flannel jacket and dark appearance. 

    Nearby resident Aaron Essley has been going to Marian Bear Park since he was a kid. He said it's not somewhere he'd want his girlfriend running alone.

    "Yeah, I'd want to be with her," said Essley. "Like I said, you can get three or four miles down the trail with no one else around. The freeway is close, but still it's in the woods kind of." 

    If you know anything about this incident, you're asked to call the SDPD sex crimes unit at (619) 531-2289 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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