Female officer was attacked on a jogging path in the middle of the afternoon. Natalie Martinez reports.
An off-duty female Chicago police officer was the victim of an attempted criminal sexual assault Thursday afternoon on the Northwest Side, authorities said.
The officer fought off her attacker, who was described as a male Hispanic riding a bicycle, said police spokesman Adam Collins.
The officer, who was jogging between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. near West Peterson Avenue and North Pulaski Road, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
"I've never had any concerns up until I heard about this incident, and I only hope that the cop is doing very well," said jogger Diane King, adding that she'll be carrying pepper spray on future runs.
Police had no one in custody as of 10 p.m. Thursday.