By CBSNewYork Team

MARLBORO, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police in New Jersey are investigating after a woman said a man tried to sexually assault her while she was jogging at a park in Marlboro.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office said it happened just off the Henry Hudson Trail at Big Brook Park around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. According to police, the woman said she was attacked near the trail’s end at Boundary Road.

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(credit: New Jersey State Police)

The suspect allegedly knocked the woman to the ground and cut her arms with a knife before he exposed himself and tried to sexually assault her. The woman managed to fight him off and he fled the area, police said.

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New Jersey State Police released a sketch of the suspect. He is described as approximately 6 feet tall and 240 pounds with a raised scar on one ear, light facial hair and a distinctive neck tattoo.

Police said he is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who believes they have encountered the suspect should call 911.

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Investigators are trying to determine if this alleged attack is connected to similar incidents in neighboring communities. Anyone with information is urged to contact Monmouth County authorities at 1-800-533-7443.

CBSNewYork Team