Emporia Police investigating after woman accosted at dog park

Emporia Police are investigating after a woman was accosted at the Emporia Dog Park Wednesday shortly before 7:30 a.m.
The woman reported an unknown male jogger approached her, grabbed her by the arm and threatened to harm her in the park. She believes her assertive dog deterred the suspect, who left the area driving a small red passenger car. The suspect is described as a taller African American man, possibly in his 20s, with a muscular build and short buzz style hair cut.
Emporia Police ask visitors to the Dog Park and surrounding areas to be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Anyone with information should contact Emporia Police at 620-343-4200 or Lyon County Crime Stoppers at 620-342-2273.