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Jogger Fights Off Sex Attack in New Jersey Park

A jogger fought off her attacker in a South Jersey park Thursday morning.

NBC10 has learned that a woman was jogging through the woods in Berlin Park along S Park Drive in Berlin around 9 a.m. when someone attacked her from behind and attempted to sexually assault her.

"He came out of the wooded area, out of the bushes, grabbed at her," said Berlin Borough Police Sgt. Mike Miller.

The 30-year-old woman managed to get away from the attacker and lock herself in her car in the parking area until she was able to find someone to call police and wait for help to arrive, said Camden County Prosecutors. Police said the woman lost her phone in the scuffle, was shaken up, but was expected to be fine.

Camden County and Berlin Borough investigators -- including a military vehicle -- scoured the park looking for clues throughout the day Thursday.

Investigators said the only description they had for the suspect was that he was a male. They also found a tent and knife in the woods but it was unclear if those items are related.

Anyone with information should contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Matt Barber at (856) 225-5166 or Berlin Borough Police Det. Sgt. Mike Scheer at (856) 767-4700. Tips can also be emailed to prosecutors at

Despite the attack, the 6th-annual Sue Cardomone Scholarship Run to Fight Cancer went on as planned in the park Tuesday night, drawing hundreds of particpants.

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