PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police say a female jogger was viciously attacked in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood on Tuesday evening. Police responded to the intersection of 22nd and Wallace Streets just before 6 p.m.
Upon arrival, they found a 30-year-old woman suffering from a head injury and dizziness.
The victim told police she was jogging when a man, without warning, punched her in the face. The victim fell down and was then kicked in the face by the suspect, according to police.
The woman was taken to Jefferson Hospital in stable condition. She suffered injuries to her face and is expected to be OK.
A witness tells CBS3, moments before the jogger was attacked, the suspect got into a confrontation with him. He says he later heard the victim scream and saw the attack.
Based on eyewitness accounts, police are now looking for someone with a mental disability.
“She describes him as a tall thin male, about 6 feet tall with facial hair, possibly a beard, and he was wearing a dark gray-hooded sweatshirt and light gray sweatpants,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said. “She believes he was in his 30s.”
Investigators say the attack was also captured on camera.
Nothing was taken from the victim and police believe this was not a robbery.
Residents in the neighborhood are on high alert after learning what happened.
“I can’t even imagine who’d ever do that,” Dylan Pratt said.
“It takes away sense of your security,” Flavia Colgan said.
Colgan was at a friend’s house when she saw neighbors trying to console the victim.
“She was just crying and very upset,” she said.
So far, no arrests have been made.
CBS3’s Crystal Cranmore contributed to this report.