(CBS) — A southwest suburban woman who was forced to the ground Tuesday by a man trying to sexually assault her started screaming, scaring off the attacker.

The 24-year-old woman was walking home from work about 7:45 p.m. when she was put in a bear hug and thrown to the ground near the intersection of 81st Street and Sayre Avenue in Burbank, according to Burbank police.

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This is the suspect Burbank police say attacked a woman. (Burbank Police)

When he began trying take her pants off, she started screaming, police said. He quickly got off her and ran away north.

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The woman, “visibly shaken,” was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to police.

Police on Monday released a sketch of the suspect, whom they described as a black man about 24, about 5-foot-7 and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information should call Burbank police at (708) 924-7300.

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