Tempe police release sketch of assault suspect

Posted at 7:59 PM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-29 13:54:18-04

Tempe police have released a sketch of a suspect they say attacked a woman at a popular park Wednesday.

Please say the man grabbed the woman from behind while she was walking along the trail near Kiwanis Park. 

After grabbing the victim, the man then tried to pull down her pants.

The woman was able to fight him off, scream for help and alert police.

More than a dozen Tempe police officers surrounded the area and spent hours searching with both helicopters and police dogs.

However, the unidentified attacker was able to get away.

Officials say the suspect is a Hispanic male that was dressed in basketball shorts and a T-shirt.

He is described as being in his 20s or 30s with short curly hair.