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Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 09/12/2012

Jogger grabbed on Alexandria bike path

A woman who was jogging on an Alexandria bike path Wednesday morning was grabbed by a man, but was able to break free and run away, police said.

It happened at 6 a.m. on the bike path near Holmes Run Parkway. The victim, 38, screamed and pulled away when she felt a man grab her from behind, according to Alexandria police. She was not injured.

The suspect was last seen walking on the path toward Van Dorn Street. Police did not release a detailed description of him.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call 703-746-6711. They remind joggers to remember these safety tips: Run in well lit areas, do not run with headphones on, run with a partner when possible, keep a cell phone on you and let a friend or family member know your route.

By  |  11:19 AM ET, 09/12/2012

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