29 September 2018

Police release face fit of man involved in Barton knife-attack

| Lachlan Roberts
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ACT Policing has released a face fit of the knife-wielding man who allegedly threatened a woman in Barton last Saturday night (22 September).

About 10 pm, a 26-year-old woman was walking along Darling Street near the Barton Tennis Club when a man ran at her with a knife.

The woman was forced to the ground and told not to scream. Shortly after, the woman noticed two people nearby and called out to them. The man released the woman and fled the scene on foot towards Telopea Park.

During the incident, the woman received cuts to one hand and was taken by ambulance to the Canberra Hospital.

An extensive search of the area, including the use of dog teams failed to locate the man.

The offender is described as a man in his late 20s-early 30s, Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance, approximately 170cm (5’7”) tall with a slim build.

He was wearing a white t-shirt, black pants, a black puffer jacket, white cap and was barefoot.

Police are urging anyone who may have any information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference 6312109. Information can be provided anonymously.

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