Attempted sexual assault reported near the Loop on Wednesday

| Staff Reporter

The suspect in an attempted sexual assault just south of the Delmar Loop is still at large, a crime alert sent out Wednesday night indicated.

According to the alert, a female victim, who was not physically injured by the incident, reported that a suspect pulled her into a driveway near the intersection of Trinity and Washington Avenues—two blocks west of the Overpass—where he displayed a knife and attempted to force her to perform sexual acts on him.

The suspect was described as a male in his early 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches, with a slim build. The crime alert email linked to a composite picture intended to resemble the suspect. He was last seen running east from the intersection.

University City Police, who are handling the investigation of the incident, could not be reached for comment Wednesday night.

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