Attempted sexual assault prompts neighborhood alert

August 15, 2013 8:06:40 PM PDT
An alert has been issued for residents in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood following an attempted sexual assault.

It happened around 1 a.m. Monday morning in the 4600 block of West 59th Street.

Police say an 18-year-old girl was walking from a CTA train station when a man approached her, threw her to the ground and hit her in the head.

The suspect then tried to sexually assault the teen, but the victim was able to get away with the help of two passers-by.