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Jogger Sexually Assaulted At Stamford Park Ran 1.5 Miles To Call Police

Stamford Police are investigating the sexual assault of a 30-year-old female jogger at 5:20 a.m. Friday in Cove Island Park.
Stamford Police are investigating the sexual assault of a 30-year-old female jogger at 5:20 a.m. Friday in Cove Island Park. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern, File

STAMFORD, Conn. -- A woman who was attacked and sexually assaulted multiple times early Friday morning at a seaside Stamford park had to run 1.5 miles home to call police for help, according to NBC Connecticut

The 30-year-old woman told officers that was grabbed from behind by a Hispanic man who said he had a knife while she was running on the track at Cove Island Park at 5:20 a.m., police said in a statement. 

He sexually assaulted her near the track, and then he dragged her to the waterline and sexually assaulted her again before fleeing, police said. 

Investigators said the attack was "prolonged," according to NBC Connecticut. After the woman ran home, she called police and said she had been afraid her attacker planned to drown her, NBC Connecticut said. She was not carrying a cellphone while jogging, NBC said.

She was transported to Stamford Hospital for treatment, police said. 

Police said the suspect is 35 to 40 years old, about 5-foot-7 with a stocky medium build and a protruding stomach, police said. He was unshaven, had light skin and spoke English with a Spanish accent, police said. 

He was wearing a dark-colored fleece sweatshirt, gym-style shorts, black sneakers, and a dark-colored baseball hat, police said. 

The suspect's breath also smelled of alcohol, police said.

Police are asking that if anyone saw an individual fitting this description in Cove Island Park between 5 and 6 a.m. Friday to call the Stamford Police Detective bureau at 203-977-4417. 

Also, if anyone observed this individual in the park area within the last few days they are also urged to call police. All calls will be kept confidential.

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