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Police: Woman sexually assaulted at bus stop on Near West Side

Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman early Thursday at a bus stop on the Near West Side.

The woman, whose age was not provided, was waiting for the bus in the 2100 block of West Madison Street at 5:05 a.m. when she was approached by an unknown man, according to a community alert from Chicago Police.

The man grabbed her and took her to a secluded area, where she was sexually assaulted. The woman fought off the man, at which time he hit her and ran away westbound, police said.

The man is described as a 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, 165-to-200 pound, black man with a light complexion, brown eyes and short hair. He was wearing a light or tan sweater or shirt with gray sweat pants, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Area Central detectives at (312) 747-8380.