Lethbridge police are investigating after a woman reported being grabbed and pushed to the ground by a man at Henderson Lake late Thursday night, before he tried to take off her clothes.
Police said a 24-year-old woman was reported to have been walking on the east side of the lake near a bridge when she felt someone grab her arm. It was about 10:30 p.m.
“The unknown male proceeded to push her to the ground and attempted to remove her shorts,” police said in a Friday statement.
Investigators said she was able to escape, ran to her car and then called police. Police couldn’t find the suspect after a search of the area.
The assailant is described as a man in his 20s, about six feet tall with dark hair. Police said he wore a red shirt and jeans, with a nickel-sized tattoo on his right cheek, “similar to the pattern on a bandanna.”
Anyone with information or anyone who recognizes the description of the suspect is asked to call police at 403-328-4444 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
A sexual assault was also reported at Henderson Lake in February.