Hyattsville woman sexually assaulted near Metro station

HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - Hyattsville City Police are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman near the Prince George's Plaza Metro station.

Officers said the assault happened just after 2 a.m. Sunday morning on East West Highway. The victim said she was walking home from the Prince Georges Plaza Metro station when the suspect approached her from behind, held a knife towards her and told her to get behind a dumpster. He then robbed her of her belongings and sexually assaulted her.

The suspect fled on food into a nearby neighborhood, but investigators have released images of the man taken from Metro's security footage.