Woman Assaulted in Broad Daylight While Hiking in Griffith Park

Police were warning women who hike and jog in Griffith Park to be extra vigilant Wednesday after a hiker was attacked by a man while taking a morning walk.

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Women at Griffith Park were being warned after a hiker was attacked on a popular trail on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The woman told investigators that it was around 10 a.m. when she noticed the man following her, according to Richard French, with LAPD Media Relations.

After a few minutes, the man started speaking to her in Spanish and then attacked her, French said.

The attacker was described as a Hispanic man between 30 and 35 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 150 pounds with short brown hair, a light complexion and a mustache.

Rick Chambers reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.