Police: Woman Assaulted in Takoma Park by Man She Met on Dating App

Police in Takoma Park are investigating after a woman was assaulted by someone she met through a dating app.

Officers responded to the 7700 block of Maple Ave. at approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to an emailed community advisory from police spokesperson Ron Hardy. Upon arrival, officers discovered a woman had been cut on her leg and sexually assaulted. According to the woman, she met her attacker through a dating app.

Hardy said the suspect fled before the police arrived, and the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police have identified a suspect but have not yet provided a name or description. An arrest warrant has been issued for the unnamed suspect, Hardy said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Takoma Park Police at (301) 270-1100.

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