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Bike Path Assault Suspect Composite Sketch. Courtesy Boulder Police.

Bike Path Assault Suspect Composite Sketch. Courtesy Boulder Police.

BOULDER, Colo. – Police are looking for a suspect who purportedly attacked a 22-year-old woman on the Boulder Creek bike path on Saturday.

The attack happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Canyon Blvd.

“The male suspect grabbed her around the waist, neck and thighs as she was on the sidewalk,” said Boulder Police spokeswoman Kim Kobel. “The victim fought back and may have kicked her assailant in the groin area; he abruptly let go of her and she ran away and immediately called police.”

The victim, who suffered several scratches but was otherwise unhurt, reported seeing the suspect walking south on 6th Street near the Boulder Criminal Justice Center.

The suspect is described as a bearded white male, approximately 50-years-old, 5’6” inches tall with white hair in a 6-inch-long ponytail, and missing a tooth. He was wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans and carried a backpack.

The victim also described him as dirty and smelling bad.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jack Gardner at 303-441-1851.