Trail Caution Urged Following Sexual Assaults

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HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police are urging caution along a popular hiking and biking trail in Maryland in the wake of a series of unsolved sexual assaults.

Washington television station WRC reports that Maryland National Capital Police say a woman was assaulted
on the Northwest Branch Hiker/Biker Trail on April 20, the fifth attack on the trail since January.

Police say the victim was walking on the trail near the Chillum Community Park and the West Hyattsville Metro Station when she was approached by a man with a gun.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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