Force from greenway attack knocked victim down, KPD report says

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- According to Knoxville Police Department, a woman reported that she was assaulted while running on the Sequoyah Greenway Friday morning.

Knoxville woman says she was assaulted while running on Sequoyah Greenway. / Source: (KPD)

At approximately 7:00 a.m. KPD officers responded a report of an assault where a woman said an unknown male struck her in the head with a hard object wrapped in a white towel.

According to the police report, the victim said the force of man's attack knocked her down.

She told police she watched as the man ran off into the woods west of the 1230 Cherokee Boulevard.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-40's, 5'5" with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a ball cap, khaki shorts, running shoes and no shirt.

The victim sustained minor injuries but declined a medical evaluation.

KPD is still investigating the incident.

WVLT News searched the crime map offered by the City of Knoxville, which showed the Morningside Greenway had the most reported crime since January 1, 2019, with one car theft, five thefts and one burglary.

According to the crime map, Malcolm-Martin Greenway had the second highest reported crimes since January 1, 2019, with one aggravated assault and two thefts.

The Sequoyah Greenway had one reported theft during the same time frame, according to the map. You can access the map here.

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