MALDEN (CBS) – Malden police are searching for a man they believe sexually assaulted a high school girl Tuesday morning on a bike path.

Police announced on Wednesday that they are actively investigating the incident, which took place at about 7 a.m. Tuesday on the bike path near the Cross Street intersection in Malden.

Officers are searching for a black man in his late teens to early 20s accused of sexually assaulting the girl. The suspect was wearing a striped t-shirt and a backpack or sling-bag, police said, adding that the man was also wearing headphones.

Malden police also added that the bicycle is an older model dark-colored ten speed with curved handlebars.

In addition to regular patrols of the area, Malden police are adding an increased presence along the bike path.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Malden police at (781) 397-7181.



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