Police searching for suspect after allegedly sexually assaulting woman in Northeast, D.C.

Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying and locating a man in connection with a first degree sexual abuse offense that happened in the 700 block of Galloway Street, N.E.

According to police, the victim was walking on Galloway St. when she passed the unknown male suspect.

They say when the man passed her, he turned around, grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

Police say the suspect then fled into the 5100 block of 7th St., NE.

Police say the suspect is described as a male, and possibly Hispanic. They say he is in his early 20s, approximately 5'7", slim build, and was last seen wearing a red long sleeve pull over shirt, which may have had three buttons at the neck, and carrying a light blue backpack with drawstring straps.

If you know this man, or anything about him, police ask that you call (202) 727-9099.