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Attempted Sexual Assault in Port Richmond

Police say the attempted attack happened before the sun had set on Tuesday.

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    Attempted Sexual Assault in Port Richmond
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    Police are looking for a man who they say attempted to sexually assault a teen on Salmon St. in Port Richmond.

    Philadelphia police are searching for the man they say tried to sexually assault a 17-year-old female as she walked down the street in the Port Richmond section of the city Tuesday evening.

    The alleged attempted attack happened on the 3000-block of Salmon Street around 7:30.

    Police say a knife-wielding man approached the victim, who was wearing headphones, but was scared off by a barking dog.

    The man fled the scene, according to authorities.

    Police Searching for Knife-Wielding Man

    [PHI] Police Searching for Knife-Wielding Man
    Police say the man tried to sexually assault a Port Richmond teen on Tuesday.
    (Published Thursday, March 31, 2011)

    Now, the neighborhood is on high alert.

    “I’ll be 17 in August. It could have been me,” says Port Richmond resident Alisha Herman. “You just got to be street smart around here – all neighborhoods.”

    Police describe the suspect as muscular black man between the ages of 30 and 40 with a light beard. They say the man was wearing a dark hooded shirt with a gold zipper, jeans and tan boots.

    Man Attempts to Assault a Teen in Port Richmond

    [PHI] Man Attempts to Assault a Teen in Port Richmond
    The suspect used a knife while trying to sexually assault a 17-year-old.
    (Published Wednesday, March 30, 2011)

    Anyone with information is urged to call the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-325.