Teen Fights Off Attacker on Walk to School

Man attempted to sexually assault 16-year-old girl

LAUREL, Md. -- A 16-year-old girl was attacked by an apparent sexual assailant as she walked to school in Laurel Tuesday morning, police said.

The victim was walking to Laurel High School at about 7:50 a.m. along a path near White Way and Harrison Drive when she heard footsteps and was touched inappropriately from behind, police said. She turned and saw a man who allegedly grabbed her by the throat.

The girl struggle with the man and screamed and managed to get away, police said. The man ran to a silver or gray mid-size, four-door car.

The girl only gave a vague description of her attacker.

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