Suspect Wanted for Attempted Sexual Assault in Gaslamp: Police

Police say the suspect pinned down and fought with a 23-year-old woman on Sunday

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    San Diego police are looking for this man in connection with an attempted sexual assault against a 23-year-old woman in the Gaslamp area on Sept. 22, 2013.

    A reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of a man wanted in connection with an attempted sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman in Downtown San Diego.

    The incident occurred Sunday as the victim walked home in the Gaslamp area, according to San Diego police.

    As the woman walked, she reportedly saw a man following her for several blocks.

    When she approached the 400 block of 13th street, police said the male suspect tackled the woman from behind, forcing her to the ground.

    The victim screamed and fought with the suspect as he tried to pin her to the ground, according to police.

    As she fought with the suspect, a nearby security guard heard the victim scream and approached the woman.

    The guard pulled the suspect off the victim and then the man fought with the guard before fleeing the scene on foot, police said.

    Surveillance cameras in the area captured the man who is described as being 20 to 25-years-old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a medium build, and brown hair.

    A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.

    Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously online, or call the San Diego police at (619) 744-9500.