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Gunman Sexually Assaults Jogger at Park in Montgomery County

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.



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    Police are stepping up patrols in Montgomery County after a teenager was sexually assaulted at the Norristown Farm Park. The Police say the suspect was a man with a gun and he wore a mask covering his face. NBC10's Randy Gyllenhaal has the story.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017)

    UPDATE: A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest. New details HERE.

    A Montgomery County park reopened Wednesday morning after a gunman sexually assaulted a woman the day before.

    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. 

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    A masked man attacked a 19-year-old jogger from behind and sexually assaulted her at the Norristown Farm Park Tuesday morning. NBC10's Katy Zachry is at the scene Wednesday as police ask for the public's help to keep him from victimizing more women.

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017)

    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 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 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.