NEWTON (CBS) – A jogger says she was assaulted near Newton City Hall early Tuesday morning.

The 31-year-old Brighton woman told reporters she was running along the Commonwealth Avenue path at Walnut Street around 5:15 a.m., when a man moved towards her.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

“He lunged at me.  I lost footing and I fell backwards and he was just over me.  He just kept telling me to ‘shush and shush.’  And I just kept screaming and then he ran off,” she said.

The man was last seen running towards Bullough Park.

The woman waived down a person who called police.

Officers searched the area but didn’t find the attacker.

He’s described as black, six-feet tall, wearing a black jacket and a baseball hat with a star on it.

The woman said she saw a dark colored coupe drive by her three times before the attack. At this point in the investigation, it’s not clear if that car was involved, police said.

WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod reports

The area is very popular with runners, especially those training for the Boston Marathon, because that stretch of Commonwealth Avenue is part of the course heading towards Heartbreak Hill.

The woman said she’s trained for several marathons and has run in the area often with no problems before Tuesday’s incident.

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Comments (4)
  1. john nev says:

    If tht waz me I’d said 187 soo woo nd pulled out my bandana nd called for my bloodz

  2. John Patriot says:

    You sand chiggers are all the same! Off yourselves and let the master race run the show!

  3. Jay says:

    Unfortunately, these types of attacks seem to be increasing. If you’re interested in free training for high school or college track teams let me know. I created S.A.F.E. (Self-Defense awareness For Endurance Athletes) and its goal is to provide the endurance athlete with the principles of self-defense in order to raise awareness, increase confidence, and instill decisiveness so athletes may run bravely.

    Stay Safe!

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