AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man accused of assaulting a woman at a southwest Austin trail Saturday afternoon.
According to APD, the call came in around 1:02 p.m in the 4600 block of Monterey Oaks Boulevard near the Archstone Greenbelt. The victim told police that she was alone on the trail when she was attacked from behind.
She says she was able to fight the man off before he ran away.
A man who lives nearby tells KXAN that he heard screaming and then police looking around the area.
Other joggers describe the trail as secluded in spots. “I do know a specific area that might be a little bit suspect so I kind of stay away from it,” said Marshall Lowy. “The trail is open in areas, heavily wooded, nice shade, really scenic – nice walk, very peaceful looking back there.”
The suspect is described as:
- Black male
- 5’7″ medium build
- 35-30 years-old
- Dark complexion
- Nigerian accent
- Last seen wearing: sweat pants and a grey or black T-shirt
Lowy says he hadn’t heard anything from his apartment complex so he’s been warning residents. “I’ve just been asking everybody around and actually talking to the residents and warning them ‘did you hear about that – be careful…just be careful.'”
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.
If you have any information, you’re asked to call APD’s Aggravated Assault Unit at (512) 974-5245.