Carbondale police investigate attempted sexual assault

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(Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Daily Egyptian staff

Carbondale police are investigating an attempted sexual assault after a woman reported she was attacked during a Sunday morning jog, according to a news release.

About 6:55 a.m., the victim was jogging in the 1200 block of East Grand Avenue when she was tackled to the ground by a man in his mid-20s, she told police. Area residents were alerted to the attempted assault as the victim yelled and fought with the would-be assailant.

The man fled the area shortly after, according to the release.

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The victim received minor injuries but declined medical treatment, police said.

Police continued to investigate the incident Tuesday.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Carbondale police at (618) 457-3200 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (618) 549-COPS (2677).

The Daily Egyptian’s campus desk can be reached at 618-536-3397 or [email protected].

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