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Woman attacked while walking trail near Brackenridge park

The victim said the man punched her in the face without warning.

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio police are looking into an unprovoked early morning attack that took place near Brackenridge Park on Tuesday.

A woman who was taking a walk told police a man passed her, and then turned around, ran up behind her and punched her in the face without warning. She was walking along with her companion. 

The woman spoke to KENS 5. She only wanted to identify herself as Kristen. 

"We turned around," she said. "It was this guy. He got in front of us and started yelling at me and then punched me."

It happened near the walking trails at the edge of the park near Broadway and Mulberry, which is a very popular spot for people to exercise. She said it happened near the Circle K off east Mulberry.  

Police said the attack was reported a few minutes before 6 a.m.

Kristen, who is in her 30s told police she and her companion were walking when they noticed the man walking in the opposite direction. But, they said after he continued on, he turned around, ran up behind the pair, and hit the woman in the face hard enough to break her glasses.  

No motive for the attack was mentioned and the victims were not robbed.

They told police the man then ran off towards the park.

In a social media post, the suspect is described as a thinly built man who stands about 5'6". He is in his late 20s with short hair. At the time, the victim said he was wearing a white and blue thick-striped sleeveless shirt.

Kristen said she thought walking along Mulberry Street with the lights would be safe. She talked about the recent story of the Memphis jogger and teacher who was abducted and killed. 

"We have heard the stories of women jogging and getting murdered," she said.

Kristen is doing okay now, and said this about the man who attacked her.

"I am not angry with this guy," she said. "It is obvious he doesn't have a great life right now for him to do something like that unprovoked."

Police said EMS did check the woman out at the scene and she was shaken, but okay.

SAPD said they are investigating, but nobody was arrested.

The non-emergency number for the San Antonio Police Department is 210-207-7273 for anyone who may have clues about this attack. 


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