Police are looking for a man who they say assaulted and attempted to stab a 29-year-old Pleasanton woman around 2:40 a.m. this morning. The incident occurred near First and Abbie streets as the woman was walking to her early morning job, according to police.
The suspect, described as a Hispanic man standing 5 feet, 6 inches tall and of average build, reportedly grabbed her from behind and tried force her away with him. Police said she tried to pull away from him, but he grabbed her and began poking her with a knife. Police said the woman grabbed the man's hand with both of her hands to keep him from stabbing her and was able to cross the street.
Det. Mark Reimer said about three residents came to her aid after hearing her screams and then the suspect ran away eastbound on Abbie Street.
"[This incident is unusual for us," he said. "We don't have a lot of street crime like this."
Police are still looking for the suspect. He had brown hair and was clean shaven wearing a dark green jacket and dark pants. He only spoke Spanish to the victim and was not known by the victim.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.