A knife-welding man sexually assaulted a woman this morning in the city's Marquette Park neighborhood, police said in a community alert.
About 6:30 a.m., an 18-year-old woman was on the 2400 block of West 65th Street when she was approached from behind by a man who was armed with a knife, police said. The man forced her into an alley where he assaulted her before fleeing the scene.
Police described the attacker as a black man between the ages of 30 and 40, 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-2, and 180 to 190 pounds, with black hair and a dark complexion.
The attacker was last seen wearing a black and red hooded sweatshirt, dark-colored pants, and black shoes.
Anyone with information about the attack should contact the Area Central Bureau of Detectives at 312-747-8380.
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