Attempted sexual assault near Bergfeld Park

TYLER, TX - Around 5:00 Monday morning, a woman was attacked while jogging near Bergfeld Park in Tyler.

The female victim says the suspect hid himself in a wooded area near the park and attacked her from behind as she passed by.

The victim was carrying pepper spray and a fog horn and managed to fight the suspect off and flee the scene.

The suspect is described as approximately 6'3", between 220 and 240 pounds and was wearing a ski mask, dark colored jacket and jeans at the time of the attack.

Police are urging women to always go running with a buddy and to avoid going at night,

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contacted the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.

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