Police release suspect sketch in Stevens Creek Trail attack

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Mountain View police have released a sketch of a male suspect accused of attacking a woman and injuring her on Stevens Creek Trail Monday night.

The visiting Massachusetts woman was walking along the trail near the bridge to Creekside Park at Gladys Avenue and Easy Street at about 10 p.m. when a man approached her from behind and tried to speak with her.%INLINE%

She did not know the man and refused to interact with him, but he grabbed her and pushed her into bushes several feet off the trail, according to police. He then began to punch her repeatedly in the face.

A pair walking along the trail saw the man and shouted to him, causing a distraction and allowing the victim to bite the suspect while he tried to muffle her screams.

The victim jumped away and ran to the pair, police said. The suspect walked away south on the trail under state Highway 85, and police were unable to locate him after a search. The woman was treated for serious injuries to her face.

The suspect is described as a black man between 20 to 30 years old who is about 6 feet tall with a slender to medium build. He had short hair and a Caribbean accent, and was wearing a Golden State Warriors sweatshirt, according to police.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to contact Detective Robert Medina at robert.medina@mountainview.gov.

KTVU contributed an update to this story