Police: Attempted Sex Assault Near Downtown Columbia
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are searching for a suspect who they say tried to sexually assault a woman Sunday afternoon.
A bulletin released by the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety says the incident happened at 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Lady and Pickens Street.
According to the report, the victims said she was walking on the sidewalk when she was approached from behind by an unknown man. Officers say the suspect forced the victim into an alley and attempted to sexually assault her.
Someone in the area heard the woman screaming, and ran over to the area. The suspect then ran away.
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