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Griffith Park hikers, joggers warned by LAPD after attempted assault

Woman assaulted while hiking during the day in Griffith Park

The Los Angeles Police Department is warning hikers and joggers in Griffith Park to remain vigilant after an attempted sexual assault in the park Wednesday in broad daylight. 

The incident was reported around 10 a.m. 

Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French said a woman was on a park trail when she noticed a man following her.  

A short time later, the man began speaking to the woman in Spanish and then tried to attack her.

"She was able to get away from him," French said. "At this point, it does appear to be an attempted sexual assault." 

The woman was taken to a hospital to be checked out but was not seriously injured, he said.

The assailant, described as being in his 30s, remains at large. No further description was immediately available.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the LAPD at (323) 344-5701. Anonymous tips can be made via Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477

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