Maryland police are investigating a sexual assault that took place on the Sligo Creek jogging trail Monday morning.
About 7:10 a.m., a woman was jogging the trail between Maple Avenue and Piney Branch Road. She passed a man once on the trail without incident, but when she passed him a second time on her way back down the trail, the man grabbed her inappropriately then ran from the area, police said.
The assailant is described as a stocky black man, approximately 5-feet-10-inches tall. He was wearing black sweatpants and a blue hoodie. His face was partially concealed by the hood.
By the time police arrived on the scene, the man was gone and a subsequent lookout proved unsuccessful.
Police are encouraging joggers to avoid dimly lit areas, avoid walking alone with earphones and to report any suspicious activity to police.