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NE sex assault: Armed man sexually assaults woman

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(AP/ABC7) - Police are looking for an armed man they say sexually assaulted a woman in northeast Washington.

Police say the man was riding a bicycle when he approached the woman around 6:40 a.m. Tuesday in the area of the 4400 block of Gault Place NE. Police says the suspect showed the woman a handgun and forced her to the rear of a house where he sexually assaulted her. The woman then fled and called police.

Police say the suspect is in his early 20s and has a cut under his left eye. They say he was wearing a black coat with a red symbol on front and dirty light blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police at (202) 727-9099

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