Raleigh police investigate reported assault at Lake Johnson

(David Hurst/CBS North Carolina)


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Raleigh police are investigating after a woman said she was assaulted Monday morning by someone at Lake Johnson.

About 9 a.m., a 35-year-old woman told police she was near the water’s edge when a man grabbed her by the shirt. Raleigh police said the woman was able to get away, only suffering minor abrasions.

The victim made a 911 call where she said a man came from behind her and tried to drag her into the bushes.

“I managed to escape so I ran to my car,” the caller said.

The victim told dispatch the suspect told her to “shut up or I will (expletive) you up.”

She complained of having a cut on her hand that was bleeding following the incident.

“He told me if say anything and I see you alone here, I’m going to go after you,” the caller said. “I’m scared to go home.”

The suspect was said to be wearing a black baseball hat, white t-shirt and blue jeans.

Raleigh police said there is not a public safety concern due this incident.

CBS North Carolina will update this story as it develops.

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Anyone who has information that might assist the investigation of the incident is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at (919) 834-HELP or visit raleighcrimestoppers.org for text and email reporting options. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.

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