Sunnyvale police arrest sex assault suspect

August 21, 2009 10:49:33 AM PDT
Police in Sunnyvale are searching for a suspect who is believed to have assaulted a woman at a motel this morning, a city spokesman said.

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At around 3:30 a.m., Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety officers responded to a Motel 6 in the 600 block of North Mathilda Avenue where a woman had been heard screaming for help, city of Sunnyvale spokesman John Pilger said.

A woman had reportedly been assaulted by a male suspect believed to still be in the area. The victim was taken to a hospital.

Officers established a perimeter and called in K-9 teams who were continuing search operations in the area as of 6:30 a.m.

A media contact base has been established at a Valero gas station on the southeast corner of the intersection of Mathilda and Maude avenues, Pilger said.

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