Police investigate attempted sexual assault in Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois, police say they are investigating a reported sexual assault attempt against a woman who was jogging on Sunday.

Police say the attempted sexual assault and battery was reported around 6:55 a.m. on Sunday in the 1200 block of East Grand Avenue. A man reportedly tackled the woman as she was jogging.

Police say the victim yelled and fought the attacker, which alerted people living in the area. They say the attention caused the man to run away, headed west. The woman sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment. 

The attacker is described as a white man in his mid-20s with shaggy hair. Police say he was wearing a black shirt and black pants. 

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Carbondale Police Department at 618-457-3200. You may also call the Carbondale/SIU Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 618-549-COPS (2677) or the Murphysboro/Jackson County anonymous tip line at 618-687-COPS (2677).  

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