LAPD releases sketch of suspect in Griffith Park attack

Police release sketch of man suspected of trying to assault a woman in Griffith Park

Los Angeles police Thursday released a sketch of a man suspected of attempting to sexually assault a woman in Griffith Park.

According to a statement by the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident occurred Wednesday morning when a man tried to grab a woman while she was hiking on a trail.  

"He was unsuccessful due to the victim fighting him off," according to the statement.

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

The suspect is described as Latino, between 30 and 35 years old, with a thin mustache, brown hair and light skin. He stands about 5 feet and 7 inches and weighs about 150 lbs.

The man was last seen wearing a gray polo shirt, blue jeans, brown hiking shoes and carrying a black backpack. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD's Northeast Division detectives at (323) 344-5731. Anonymous tips may be made at Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. 

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