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SOUTH FAYETTE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Police say a woman was attacked on the Panhandle Trail in South Fayette Township on Wednesday evening.

According to police, the woman was walking alone on the Panhandle Trail around 7 p.m. when a man on a bicycle approached her.

“The actor said that he hates women and proceeded to smack the victim in the face with a rock and push her to the ground. The victim yelled and screamed. The actor got back on his bike and headed back towards Oakdale,” South Fayette Police Chief John Phoennik said.

Investigators are checking the trail’s surveillance cameras to try to find the suspect.

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Police say until now, the trail has been safe.

“We have very few incidents there in that portion. We have bicycle patrol and we do patrols there. It’s the first time in a while that we’ve had any incident on the trail,” Phoennik said.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with scars on his face.

Police advise women not to walk alone on the trail and to avoid being on the trail after dark.