$10,000 Reward for Arrest in Sex Assault at Norristown Farm Park

The 19-year-old woman was running in the park Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. when she was approached by an unidentified man armed with a gun.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to the identification and arrest of a man who police say sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint at a popular park in Montgomery County.

The 19-year-old woman was running in Norristown Farm Park in Norristown, Pennsylvania around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday when she was approached from behind by an unidentified man armed with a gun. He then sexually assaulted the woman before fleeing the scene, police said.

The woman was taken to Einstein Medical Center and later released. 

Norristown Farm Park is a popular area where groups often hold 5K runs, parents bring their children and walkers, and joggers and bicyclists go to exercise.

"It's certainly not a place where these sorts of things happen," said Pat McLaughlin, who lives near the park. "I've never heard of anything bad here."

The park reopened at daybreak Wednesday as the search for the suspect continued.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, West Norriton Police Department and the Citizens Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley are offering a $10,000 reward to anyone with information leading to an arrest.

The suspect is described as a man wearing a black mask and a dark hooded sweatshirt armed with a handgun. If you have any information on the incident, please call 610-635-4300, 215-546-TIPS, the East Norriton Police Department at 610-272-0748, the West Norriton Police Department at 610-630-1701 or Montgomery County Detectives at 610-278-3368.

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