AUSTIN (KXAN) - A woman jogging along the hike-and-bike trail along Lady Bird Lake fought off an attack Monday morning and a suspect was taken into custody.
Police said the woman, who was not identified, was taken to a hospital with what were described as minor injuries. The man detained in the attack was expected to be charged with aggravated assault, police Cpl. David Boyd said,
The call came in just before 10 a.m. as a possible stabbing. Police said several people who saw the attack called 911.
The attack came as the City Council voted to eliminate the paying overtime for police to patrol the bike and hike trail around the clock.
Funding exists until Oct 1, when the new fiscal year begins. The trail will remain open 24 hours, but will not be patrolled.
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