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Posted at 10:02 PM ET, 05/ 1/2010

Woman attacked in Rock Creek Park

By Terri Rupar

A woman was attacked by a man with a knife while jogging in Rock Creek Park on Saturday, the U.S. Park Police said.

The incident occurred about 2 p.m. on a trail that enters the park near 16th and Holly streets NW, said Sgt. David Schlosser, a park police spokesman.

He said the man came up from behind and threw the woman to the ground. She struggled with him, Schlosser said, and cut him on the hand with his knife.

After a relatively brief time, the man fled, Schlosser said. He said the man had a black mountain bike.

According to Schlosser the woman described the assailant as Hispanic, possibly in his late 20s, about five feet six, with a slender build. She said he had a dark complexion and curly hair.

According to the woman, he wore a dark blue polo short, blue jeans and a black baseball hat with a white logo.

The entrance to the trail is north of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

--Martin Weil

By Terri Rupar  | May 1, 2010; 10:02 PM ET
 
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Comments

Sounds like he was on his way back from the latino protests against our government.

Posted by: mark0004 | May 2, 2010 7:46 AM | Report abuse

WHY ... why ... do women jog or hike ALONE in Rock Creek Park?

Chandra, speak to these gals, okay?

Posted by: kinkysr | May 2, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

There are a lot of illegal immgrants live in these parks especially on MD side. If you jog alone then your chance getting kill increase dramatically. Wait until amnesty comes thru, more people will be killed in the daylight in the park. This country is becoming more like Mexico counter part.

Posted by: drkly | May 2, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

drkly,

"There are a lot of illegal immgrants live in these parks especially on MD side. If you jog alone then your chance getting kill increase dramatically. Wait until amnesty comes thru, more people will be killed in the daylight in the park. This country is becoming more like Mexico counter part."

How many murders are there on DC area jogging trails over a ten year span? Perhaps one every three to four years. How many times do people use these trails over the course of a decade? Hundreds of thousands of trips are logged on these trails.

A person still has a much higher probability of encountering danger on the highways, or at the hands of some domestic tea party terrorist group.

However, kinkysr, comments are right on. Exercise some caution and travel in pairs -- even on a Saturday afternoon during day light hours.

Posted by: JPRS | May 2, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

Instead of prohibiting women from ever being away from their homes alone, perhaps we should ban men from leaving their homes.

Posted by: justsomechic | May 2, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

I jog that trail a lot. Next time I go, I'm bringing my laser sighted 380. ACP.

Posted by: tcj28 | May 2, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Really JPRS women are always getting attacked on this trail and it seems like their are numerous Hispanics doing it like that illegal that killed Chandra Levy. He was probably a member of the SEIU or Obama's brownshirts, take the blinders off man, the Tea Party is by the people, for the people and against tyranny, so believe what the MSM wants to tell you, my little sheep.

Posted by: zcxnissan | May 2, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

kinkysr, so you're saying it's a woman's fault if she is attacked? What about the guy who did the attacking? Last I checked, we don't live under the Taliban. Women are allowed to go out for a jog alone. It is sad that we have this kind of crime and more needs to be done. Specifically, it seems that there has been a significant increase in sexual assaults in this area by Hispanic men. Given the behavior these men exhibit towards women when standing outside the local 7-11s, it's not really a surprise. So why are we letting so many of them just run around our communities illegally? Makes no sense to me. I live in MoCo and would LOVE to see some legislation like that which was passed in Prince William county a couple of years ago. We need some serious anti-illegal immigration enforcement all over the DC area. If all communities don't cooperate, illegals will just move from one jurisdiction to another.

Posted by: Stats | May 2, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

More than likely this Hispanic fellow is an illegal. It's just the vibrancy and diversity that our neighbors from central America bring to the US as "undocumented" workers stream into the US daily for "work."

Posted by: jabreal00 | May 2, 2010 9:22 PM | Report abuse

I don't know why a lot of men from El Salavdor/Central America and Mexico like to rape boys and girls.

I bet this "savages" is Salvadoran. El Salvador is the most violent country in Central America.

Posted by: Ward4DC | May 2, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

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