Police search for suspect who grabbed woman in Hoyt Arboretum

Police search for suspect who grabbed woman in Hoyt Arboretum »Play Video

PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are looking for a suspect after a woman said she was grabbed while walking in the Hoyt Arboretum Sunday morning.

Police said the victim told them the suspect followed her from the parking lot on SW Fairview and grabbed her by the neck as she was walking in the park.

The woman screamed and fought back, police said. A witness to the attack gave chase but did not catch the man.

He is described as a white male in his 30s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, medium build with crew-cut brown hair and acne. He was wearing a navy blue long-sleeve shirt, tan long pants and hiking boots.

Police said he fled in the direction of the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington Park, which is located near the Hoyt Arboretum.

Police searched the area with canine units and on ATVs but the suspect was not found.