PORTLAND -- A man was arrested in connection to the alleged attack of a hiker on a popular Southwest Portland trail Sunday morning.
Michelle Dickson said she was going for a hike on Wildwood Trail in Washington Park when a man came up from behind her just before noon near the Hoyt Arboretum on SW Fairview Boulevard.
"He sped up behind me and he accosted me by grabbing me from behind and a neck hold he said 'mam you need to..' and I didn’t hear anything after that because I started screaming," Dickson said.
She said the man held onto her for a moment, but ran away when she kept screaming.
Other hikers came to help her, but the suspect was already gone.
"Within 10 seconds people came, people had cell phones out people were very supportive and concerned obviously," Dickson said.
Police and K-9 units searched the area and eventually captured a suspect on Monday.
The suspect was described as white, in his 30s, about 5 foot 9 with a medium build. He has crew cut brown hair and acne on his face. He was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve shirt with no collar, tan pants and hiking boots.
The name of the suspect and details of his arrest have not yet been released.