Police investigate North Park assault

SAN DIEGO - San Diego police are searching for a person who is accused of knocking a woman to the ground and then punching her in the face -- leaving her unconscious -- on a North Park street.

Police said the incident happened at 1 a.m. Tuesday in an area near 2700 Lincoln Avenue.

The woman told police she was walking near 2700 Lincoln Avenue at about 1 a.m. on Tuesday when a person attacked her from behind. She was knocked to the ground and punched in the face, according to police. She lost consciousness soon after.

When she woke up, she reported that she was fully clothed and the suspected attacker had fled the scene.

Police said that the woman notified them of the incident later that afternoon.

A description of the suspected attacker was not available, police said.

Police said the department's Sex Crimes Unit is "currently working to determine if this case is related to the other assault cases in North Park."

One incident also reportedly happened near 2700 Lincoln Avenue.

Anyone with information on this assault and/or suspected attacker is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477 or the San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit at 619-531-2210.

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