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Police Seek Suspect In 'Brutal' Sexual Assault On Woman In Lowell

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Police are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman in Massachusetts.

The report came in around 3:50 a.m. Sunday. Police say the victim was walking toward the intersection of Middlesex and Branch streets in Lowell when an assailant grabbed her from behind.

Police say he repeatedly assaulted her before someone confronted the suspect and interrupted the attack.

Officers believe the attacker had been following the woman before the assault.

The woman was taken to Lowell General Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

Police described the attack as a "particularly brutal sexual assault." The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s with short, light colored hair and a medium build.

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