Pima County Sheriff's deputies are warning people to be aware of their surroundings after a runner was attacked on the Rillito Riverwalk last week.
The woman was jogging along her regular route on the path when she was attacked from behind. She was alone at the time and listening to music with headphones on. It happened during the evening hours.
She told deputies the suspect struck her several times and tried to drag her into the wash.
She described the suspect as a man of medium height with facial hair. He was wearing a dark colored, heavy winter jacket. His head was covered with a hood.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.
Deputies say her injuries required medical attention.
Deputies want to remind runners of the following safety tips:
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