UPDATE: Attempted attack on jogger in Leesburg
Leesburg Lt. Jeff Dube said police are searching for a suspect who attempted to attack female jogger at about 6:30 a.m. today. The woman was able to run away and no injuries were reported.
Police on scene told the Times-Mirror that investigators are searching for who was described as an older black man, possibly in his 50s. He had his face covered at the time of the attempted attack.
It's not known at this time if this attempted attack is related to a similar one that happened on Aug. 17 on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail.
The victim, who did not report the incident to law enforcement until Tuesday, said she was walking on the trail, just east of Sterling Boulevard, about 8:30 p.m. when she was approached by two black men. The men approached her from a wooded area and pulled at her and her clothing before attempting to sexually assault her, according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office reports.
The men reportedly fled the scene after a bicyclist rode by the area. The first suspect was described as 6-feet-2-inches tall, with a thin build, black curly hair and was wearing a black shirt. The second suspect was described as a slightly short man with a thin build, black curly hair and was wearing a gray shirt.
The Leesburg Police Department is reporting that multiple officers from different jurisdictions are on the scene of an active investigation in the area of the bike trail and South King Street.
The bike trail is shut down at this time between South King Street and Valley View Avenue at this time as a helicopter is in the air assisting police.
Police have not yet said the nature of the incident but neighbors out for a run early this morning told the Times-Mirror that they were told a woman was attacked.
This is a developing story. Check back to LoudounTimes.com as more information becomes available.
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