People Be Careful — Stay Alert!
There was an attempted sexual assault on a woman on the Holly Trail in Rock Creek Park in Upper Northwest 2 pm, Saturday April 30. This is a popular trail for Chevy Chase, Silver Spring folks who walk with dogs, bicycle and run and includes many women running alone, particularly the long distance runners which was the case of the woman attacked. She was wrestled to the ground but was able to grab the knife, bit and cut the attacker’s hands.
The attacker is described as an Hispanic male with dark skin, curly hair, 5’6”, in his late 20s with a slender build wearing a dark blue polo shirt, blue jeans, a black ball cap with a white emblem, riding a black mountain bike. He most likely will show up in another area of the park. Anyone with information is asked to call the US Park Police TIPLINE: (202) 610‑8737