CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – Charleston Police are investigating after a woman was reportedly attacked on the West Ashley Greenway Monday evening.
According to Charles Francis with the Charleston Police Department, the attack happened around 7:00 p.m.
The victim was running north on the greenway between Canterbury Road and Markfield Drive when a male was riding south on a bike.
A police report shows the victim waved and smiled at the man on the bike, “as she does to everyone she passes.” But the male stopped his bike behind the victim and said: “what the [expletive] are you looking at?”
The report states the suspect jumped off the bike and tackled the female victim from behind and then threw about 5-to-6 closed fist punches at the victim.
We’re told the suspect abruptly got up, jumped on his bike and headed south on the Greenway towards Markfield Drive.
After a few seconds, the report shows a male on a bicycle came up to the victim and asked what happened. The man then took off in an attempt to locate that suspect.
When police arrived at the scene, they reported the victim appeared to have several lacerations on her neck, chest and behind her right ear. She declined EMS assistance.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s with shoulder-length dreads. He was seen wearing a turquoise-colored shirt at the time of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston Police Department.
Francis said police have increased patrols in the area, including bike patrols.