Montreal police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who allegedly attacked a female in Mount Royal Cemetery in September.
According to police, the attack occurred around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 21.
Police say that a man grabbed a woman from behind after following her. Police say the suspect then attempted to drag the victim to a nearby wooded area.
The victim managed to fight off her attacker, leading him to flee the scene, police said.
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Police say the male suspect is between 25 to 30 years old, possibly of North African descent, approximately five feet nine inches to five feet 10 inches tall with a slim build. Police say he has short dark hair that is shiny on top and combed forward, thin sideburns, and a goatee.
At the time of the alleged assault, the suspect was wearing a black long-sleeved plaid sweater, tight-fitting black jeans, a long, silver chain, and round eyeglasses, police said.
Two mobile command posts will be set up on Thursday, Nov. 12, between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. near the area where the assault occurred. One close to the intersection of Mont-Royal Avenue East and Camillien-Houde and a second in front of the Montreal police cavalry installations on Camillien-Houde Way.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the attack to speak with them or call Info-Crime Montreal at 514-393-1133.