Crime

Woman sexually assaulted at gunpoint in Crystal Canyon area, Arlington police say

Arlington police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint in a wooded park this weekend.

The woman told police she was walking along a trail around 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Crystal Canyon Natural Area, 1000 Brown Blvd., when a man approached her and pulled a handgun. Police said she told officers he sexually assaulted her.

The suspect was described as a black man in his mid-20s, with a goatee and a mole below his eyes. He had a tattoo on his right hand that extended beyond his wrist and was wearing a black hoodie and black basketball shorts. He may have been carrying a red iPhone without a case, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Becky Szatkowski at 817-459-5580. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting the Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817-469-TIPS.

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Luke Ranker covers the intersection of people and government focused on Fort Worth and Tarrant County. He came to Texas from the plains of Kansas, where he wrote about a lot, including government, crime and courts in Topeka. He survived a single winter in Pennsylvania as a breaking news reporter. He can be reached at 817-390-7747 or lranker@star-telegram.com.
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