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      Sketch of TART Trail assault suspect

      Police are releasing a sketch of a suspect involved in an attack on a popular walking trail in Traverse City.

      Police are releasing a sketch of a suspect involved in an attack on a popular walking trail in Traverse City.

      The woman said she was walking her dog on the TART Trail near Boardman Lake Sunday when a man approached her from behind, placed her in a bear hug and attempted to move her into a wooded area.

      The woman was able to break away and run home.

      The man is identified by the victim as being a while male or Native American, in his late twenties or early thirties. He was described as medium build, with long black hair that was pulled back into a pony tail. He was last seen wearing a red fitted short sleeve shirt and baggy jeans.

      Grand Traverse County Sheriff's investigators have received several tips and put together a photo lineup of possible suspects.

      If you have any information about this incident or know the identity of the man, you are asked to contact the Grand Traverse Sheriff's Office at 231-995-5000 or Central Dispatch at 231-922-4550.