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Northeast sexual assault suspect sought

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A suspect is being sought in a sexual assault that police say took place in Northeast on July 3.

MPD investigators say that the assault took place at about 9 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Fort Lincoln Drive and 33rd Place NE, near the Maryland/D.C. line. The victim told police that she was walking in the area when an armed man forced her into a nearby grassy area and sexually assaulted her.

Detectives are seeking a 30 to 40-year-old light-skinned black man that stands nearly 6 feet tall and weighing about 300 pounds. The victim told police the suspect had a muscular build, fat stomach, very short hair, brown eyes, facial hair without a mustache and a deep voice.

At the time of the assault, police say the suspect was wearing a dark blue T-shirt with cut off sleeves, blue jean shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (202) 727-9099.

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