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Woman assaulted while jogging in Spartanburg, police say

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A woman was assaulted by a stranger while jogging in Spartanburg on Saturday morning, according to police.

About 6:40 a.m., Spartanburg Public Safety officers were called to 393 E. Main Street after the woman had flagged down a driver for help.

Police said the woman was running along E. Main Street towards Pine Street when she saw a black man running on Chestnut Street towards her.

She told police that after crossing Chestnut, the man grabbed her from behind, dragged her into the yard of First Presbyterian Church, pushed her to the ground and held his hand over her mouth.

The police report said he told her not to scream or he would shoot her, though she said she never saw a weapon.

The woman bit his hand and tried kicking him, and after a few minutes, he let her go and ran away, police said.

Police said the woman only had minor scrapes. They said the suspect was about 25 to 30 years old, 6'1" tall, weighed about 185 pounds with a muscular build, and was wearing black basketball shorts, white shirt, black hat, and black hightop shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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