Prattville jogger attacked from behind

PRATTVILLE, AL (WSFA) - A jogger who went out for an early morning run in Prattville became the victim of an attacker.

The 35-year-old woman told Prattville police she was jogging on Fairview Avenue near Jasmine Trail when an unknown man ran up behind her. The incident happened at 4:15am Wednesday.

The victim said the suspect grabbed her around the neck and threw her to the ground. She said she started scratching at the man and trying to get away. The suspect eventually got up and ran away.

The suspect was 6 feet tall and was wearing a white tank top and baggy, dark colored shorts.

Police say this is the only incident of this nature reported to them.

Anyone having any information is asked to call the Prattville Police Department at (334) 361-3671 or the secret witness number at (334) 365-2220.

Joggers should be very aware of their surroundings at all times. Carrying a cell phone, having a running partner and checking in with someone at checkpoints along your route are recommended safety precautions.

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