Female jogger assaulted in Sligo Creek Park

A man assaulted a female jogger in Sligo Creek Park Friday afternoon, police say.

The woman noticed the man coming toward her while she was jogging. As she got close to him, he knocked her on the ground and began slapping her face. The victim yelled loudly and kicked the suspect.

The man took off running. A passerby who was walking her dog heard the scuffle and helped the victim.

The suspect is described as 6 feet tall, possibly of Indian descent, with black curly hair, and in his early 20s. He was wearing black athletic pants and a green shirt.

The Park Police will be stepping up patrols in the area, they said.