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Assault Near Glacier Creek Trail In RMNP

On the evening of Saturday, June 12, a 20 year old female reported to park rangers that she had been attacked near the Glacier Creek Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. She was trail running in the area and while taking a break, she stated that she was attacked from behind by a white male. The assailant was reported to be wearing a black windbreaker, had a fit build and was between 5’4” and 5’9,” no other description is available at this time. She was able to fight the attacker off and ran down the trail to call for help. Rocky Mountain National Park dispatch was notified by phone by the victim of the attack.

A park ranger took the female to Estes Park Medical Center where she was treated for a minor injury and released. The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday night rangers performed containment around the area and increased patrols in nearby Glacier Basin Campground. The location of the attack is roughly one half mile from the Glacier Basin Campground. Estes Park Police Department and Larimer County Sheriff’s Office were notified.

Park rangers continue to gather information and have increased patrols in the area. If anyone was in the vicinity of the attack Saturday night or has information pertaining to this incident, they are encouraged to call Rocky Mountain National Park at (970) 586-1204.

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