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Man grabbed victim from behind, tried to sexually assault her in Austin: police

Police are looking for the suspect in an attempted sexual assault Wednesday morning in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The man walked up to the female victim from behind about 10:45 p.m. and put his arms around her abdomen, trying to pick her up off the ground in the 1100 block of North Cicero, Chicago Police said in a community alert.

The victim, whose age wasn’t provided, fought him off and broke free, police said. The man ran away.

The man was described as a 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 black man with a dark complexion, in his late 40s, weighing about 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black t-shirt, black pants and carrying an orange backpack, police said.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident was asked to call Area North detectives at (312) 744-8261.