NewsLocal NewsSummit County


Authorities searching for man accused of assaulting runner at Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Posted at 9:16 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 06:07:27-05

SAGAMORE HILLS, Ohio — The National Parks Service is asking for the public's help locating a man who assaulted a woman on a trail.

Rangers said that on Sunday at 11:30 a.m., a woman was running on the Old Carriage Trail in Sagamore Hills, when she was assaulted by a man wearing a ski mask.

The victim escaped without injury.

Authorities said the man was of average build and height, wearing a knit cap, dark ski gloves, dark zip-up heavy jacket and dark work pants. The clothing is not typical for a hiker or runner, according to rangers.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the National Park Service’s Investigative Services Branch at 888-653-0009.