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No arrest yet in sexual assault at West Anchorage park

No arrest has been made so far after a man sexually assaulted a woman by knifepoint Sunday at Connors Bog Park in West Anchorage, according to police.

The attack is still under investigation, Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Renee Oistad said Tuesday. Special Victims Unit detectives are investigating the case.

The attack happened late Sunday afternoon, police said in an alert. An adult man approached a woman near the park’s Raspberry Road entrance, brandished a knife and then sexually assaulted the woman, according to police.

At about 4:40 p.m., APD dispatch received a report of the assault. People nearby witnessed the attack and helped the victim while the man ran away on foot, police said.

The man, who police said is in his 20s or 30s and is white or Hispanic, was last seen running north from the area of the park with the red gate. He was described as weighing about 160 pounds with a close-shaven haircut and wore a black or dark blue shirt, green boxers and blue jeans.

Officers searched for the suspect by setting up a perimeter near the area of the attack with the help of a K-9 unit.

The victim was taken to a health care facility and treated for her injuries, which were not life-threatening, police said.

Police asked anyone with information about the attack or anyone near Connors Bog Park on Sunday afternoon to call dispatch at 911 or call Crime Stoppers at 907-561-7867.

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