(CBS) – An off-duty female Chicago police officer fought off a man who tried to rape her Thursday afternoon while she jogged in the Sauganash neighborhood.
The attack happened in the 5800 block of North Rogers between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., police said. Neighbors say the site of the incident is a jogging path used by people all the time.READ MORE: MISSING: Kyrin Carter, 12, Has Autism, Last Seen At Best Western In Hammond, Indiana
A male suspect on a bicycle confronted the officer and tried to sexually assault her. The off-duty officer managed to fight him off, and he fled, police said.READ MORE: Hard Rock Casino Opening In Gary Friday
Police say the officer went to the hospital with minor injuries.MORE NEWS: Shuttered For More Than Five Years, Chippewa Campground At Kankakee River State Park Could Soon See Repairs
The investigation continues.