Police investigating attempted sexual assault downtown

Police: Victim grabbed early Saturday morning
Police investigating attempted sexual assault downtown
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A Grafton woman was attacked while she was trying to find her car downtown early Saturday morning according to Madison police, and police are trying to find her attacker.

The incident happened just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the 400 block of West Johnson Street.

According to police, the woman got separated from her friends while trying to find her car when a stranger grabbed her and attempted to pull her between two buildings. Police said the victim got out of the stranger’s grasp and started screaming.

Police said the victim was able to flag down two women heading to the airport, who called 911 for the victim. Police are looking for a black man, 22 to 28 years old, who has a light complexion, a “chin strap” beard and a low voice, who was last seen wearing black frame glasses, a blue shirt, khaki shorts and a khaki baseball style cap.

Anyone who knows anything about the incident is asked to call Madison Crimestoppers at 266-6014.