Woman attacked near Santa Clara University

City Plaza Park in Santa Clara

August 1, 2013 8:22:05 AM PDT
Police say a woman in her early 20s was walking home to her apartment from a nearby 7-Eleven when a man grabbed her from behind in City Plaza Park in Santa Clara and told her not to make any noise. Investigators say the woman turned around and kicked him in the groin and ran off.

She called police and officers were able to get a scent for police dogs and tracked it about a block and a half away to the Santa Clara University campus where the scent ended. Investigators don't know where the suspect went from there.

Summer school classes are in session and campus officials were notified of the incident.

Officers say they are concerned about this incident but don't know why this man grabbed the woman -- saying nothing sexual took place.

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