Teen attacked while riding on popular Metro-East bike trail

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 24, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 25 at 8:08 AM

(KMOV.com) – A woman was attacked while riding her bicycle on a popular trail in Edwardsville 

Police say an 18-year-old woman was riding her bike along the Goshen Trail in the 500 block of Chancellor Dr. around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday when a man ran out from the woods saying his friend needed help.

Authorities say she then got off her bike and was attacked by the man. The woman fought back, ran to a nearby home and called 911.

The woman suffered some redness and a scrape on her face and neck.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late teens. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and black basketball shorts with a vertical white stripe.

If you have any information, call Edwardsville police at 618-656-2131.

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