Man wanted in connection to armed sexual assault

(WJLA) - The Metropolitan Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating a suspect{ } in connection with a recent armed sexual assault.

Police say the victim, an adult female, was walking in the 700 block of Barnes Street NE Saturday around 11 a.m. when she was approached from behind by an unknown suspect. The man pulled out a gun and forced the victim alongside a home and sexually assaulted her, according to police. He then ran off in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a 20-year-old black man with a medium build, a brown complexion, and a goatee.

A reward of up to $1,000 is offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction. Anyone with information should call police.