A woman walking home from the Prince George’s Plaza Metro stop in Hyattsville was sexually assaulted by a knife-wielding man early Sunday, authorities said.
About 2:07 a.m. the man approached the woman from behind and held a knife to her, reports The Washington Post. The suspect then took her behind a trash bin that was behind a set of shops, took her wallet and cellphone, and then sexually assaulted her.
Police said the man fled toward the Metro stop and may have tried to board the Metro or hail a cab. He reportedly fought with a cab driver before fleeing on foot into Hyattsville.
The suspect is described as being between 20 and 30 years old with shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing an orange and black hat, an orange shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call 301-985-5060.