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Woman assaulted while walking on Clarksville path

Suspect struck the Asian victim and fled

Howard County police are investigating a report of an Asian woman struck in the face by an unknown assailant on March 22nd in Clarksville.

The woman, who is in her 50s, contacted police around 3 p.m. today to report that while she was walking on a path near Indian Summer Drive and Summer Sky Path around 7:30 a.m., an unknown man jogged up behind her and struck her in the face as he passed, causing her glasses to fall off and leaving a mark. She reported that as the man ran away, he repeatedly stated, “I’m sorry I punched you.” She did not require medical attention.

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The woman told police the man was a white male in his 20s who she routinely sees walking in the area and may have a developmental disability. She could not provide a clothing description.

Police are increasing patrols in the area in the search for the suspect. Anyone with information should call police at 410-313-3200.

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