Man Jumped Out of Bush, Grabbed Woman in Woodbridge

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution

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Prince William County police are searching for a man who jumped out of a bush and grabbed a woman as she walked along a road in Woodbridge Wednesday morning.

The victim was walking in the area of Walnut and Sycamore streets just before 7 a.m. when the man jumped out of a nearby bush, police said. 

The woman was able to get away from the man and run to a local business for help. She was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution, police said.  

A helicopter and police K-9 searched the area for the man, but he was not found.

Police say the suspect is a black man who is between 40 and 50 years old. The suspect is 6 feet tall, weighs 195 pounds and has facial hair. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and gloves, police say. 

Police ask anyone with information to call 703-792-6500. 

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