FREMONT -- Police are investigating after an assailant grabbed a woman from behind in a park on Thursday night, ripped her shirt and tried to pull down her pants.

Police said the woman was walking home from a Fremont gym and cut through Azevada Park on Royal Palm Drive when the attack occurred. The woman broke free of the alleged attacker, ran home and called police.

Police checked the park but did not find anything suspicious.

Investigators are treating the incident as an attempted sexual assault.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Fremont police at 510-790-6900 or submit a tip online at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.

Reach Kristin J. Bender at kbender@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/kjbender.



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