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Sketch released of suspect who attacked woman at knifepoint near Maryland and Flamingo

Metro Police are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who threatened a woman with a knife about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road.

Metro Police are asking for the public’s help identifying this man, who threatened a woman with a knife about 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road.

Area of attack

Metro Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man who last week threatened a woman with a knife.

The attack happened about 10 p.m. Wednesday near Maryland Parkway and Flamingo Road. Police said the woman was walking in the area when the suspect grabbed her from behind, held her and threatened her with a knife.

The woman struggled with her attacker before ultimately escaping with minor injuries, police said. The suspect then ran from the area.

Authorities described the suspect as a black man in his early 20s, about 6-feet tall and 170 pounds.

The victim told detectives the attacker had light brown eyes, police said. He was wearing a red do-rag; white, short-sleeved T-shirt; and Dickie-style, red shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro’s sexual assault section at 702-828-3421 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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  1. Las Vegas, or North Las Vegas?

    We need more police coverage.

  2. "The woman was walking in the area when the suspect grabbed her from behind, held her and threatened her with a knife.

    The woman struggled with her attacker before ultimately escaping with minor injuries, police said."

    Wow, she was able to do what no Metro officer has, fought off a man armed with a knife. Interesting that the suspect was well withing that magical 21' barrier and she survived.

    Sheriff Gillespie should hire her to provide training for the department.

    If Metro's finest pay close attention to her instructions and apply themselves they may all eventually learn to fight like a girl.

    Dare to dream Metro. Dare to dream!