Woman attacked in Illinois Medical District

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A woman managed to escape her attacker in the Illinois Medical District on Chicago's West Side, police said.

She was walking near West Washburne and South Western avenues around 3:45 a.m. Sunday when police said a man came up from behind and tried to force her into a building. The woman screamed and her attacker ran away.

Police describe the suspect as an African American man with a medium to dark complexion and tattoos on both arms. He is between 5 ft. 10 in. and 5 ft. 11 in. tall and weighs around 185 lbs. He has brown eyes and short, black hair with a fade. He was wearing a dark-colored t-shirt with the words "ALL DAY" on it, jeans and tennis shoes.

Police urge people in the area to be alert. Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.
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