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Woman reportedly sexually assaulted in Mission Beach alley

Posted at 10:42 AM, Dec 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-23 19:01:36-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Police identified the man suspected of a sexual assault in a Mission Beach alley as 40-year old Philemon Shark from Seattle.

According to San Diego police, a 24-year old woman was walking by herself on Bayside Lane around 8:45 a.m. on Sunday when Shark attacked her.

The woman screamed for help, and several residents ran out and stopped Shark before he ran away.

Officers caught up to him in a breezeway and took him into custody.

Shark was booked on felony sexual assault charges and outstanding warrants from Washington state, according to police.

Police said Shark had been in San Diego for a few months before the assault.