UMD student escapes man during attempted attack on Paint Branch Trail near campus

(Photo, ABC7)

A University of Maryland student was jogging when she was approached by a man on the Paint Branch Trail near the College Park campus Tuesday evening.

Police say the woman was able to "deflect" the man's movements during the attempted assault.

After the incident, the man, dressed in all dark clothing and carrying a black backpack, ran into the woods.

Investigators say the attempted attack took place along the trail near Pierce Avenue and Rhode Island Avenue.

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