Police Searching for Man Who Attacked Female Jogger in Northborough, Massachusetts

A second suspicious incident occurred a short time later in a nearby town

Police in Northborough, Massachusetts, are looking for a man who assaulted a young female jogger on Thursday morning.

Northborough Police said the jogger said she was assaulted around 10:30 a.m. on Lyman Street near Talbot Road. As the jogger approached a railroad bridge, she told police she saw a man standing at the railing. Shortly after she passed him, she realized he was running after her and as he closed on her he assaulted her by grabbing her from behind.

She turned to confront the man and he ran off down Talbot Road.

Police were called and established a perimeter and called in a K-9 unit. The dog tracked in the area of the railroad tracks, Talbot Road and a wooded area nearby.

The jogger told police that she remembered seeing a smaller, dark-colored car enter Talbot Road a short time later, before police arrived.

As the search continued, a woman in Westborough reported to police there that two men in a small black car circled around her in the area of Lake Chauncy. She told police she first saw the car and the two men on the side of the road with the hood up when she walked past them. Soon after, the car pulled up beside her and she ran away.

The Northborough victim described the man as about 5'8" tall, in his thirties, wearing khaki shorts and a black T-shirt. One of the men in the Westborough incident appears to fit that description.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Northborough Police detectives at 508-393-1522 or by calling the main number at 508-393-1515.

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