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Authorities searching for suspect in attempted sexual assault at Poway park

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 1:02 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 16:02:57-04

POWAY (CNS) - A man who attempted to sexually assault a woman at a Poway park, but stopped and fled when a good Samaritan intervened, remained at large today.

The attempted assault happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday near the Poway Boys and Girls Club in the park just south of Poway Road, San Diego County sheriff's Lt. Michael Knobbe said.

A 34-year-old woman screamed for help and a person who was nearby intervened, Knobbe said. The woman then called 911 for help, but the assailant was gone by the time deputies arrived.

The suspect was described as a roughly 5-foot-11 balding white man between the ages of 35 and 40 and weighing between 230 and 240 pounds, with short, white hair.

He was last seen wearing a cream- or gray-colored T-shirt and gray or black sweatpants or shorts.

Anyone with information about the suspect's identity or whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff's department at 858-565-5555 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

Tipsters can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.