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Police: Man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting woman in Rockville

(Photo, MGN Online)

Authorities say they are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Rockville early Thursday morning.

According to police, the woman was approached from behind by the man while she was walking on a sidewalk on Shady Grove Road between Key West Avenue and Blackwell Road.

The man then reportedly pushed her to a grassy area along the road and started to sexually assault her.

Investigators say the woman yelled for help and a person in the area heard her and provided assistance to the victim as the suspect escaped the scene.

Police describe the man they're searching for as black with a thin build. He was also wearing dark clothing.

Montgomery County Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the department's Special Victims Investigations Division at 240-773-5400.

This story has been updated

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