CHICAGO (CBS)– A woman escaped an attempted sexual assault on the lakefront bike path around 11:15 p.m on Friday.

A 27-year-old female was walking on the bike path, located in the 700 block of south Lake Shore Drive, when she was approached from behind by a male offender, who attempted to sexually assault her, according to Chicago police.

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The victim struggled with the offender and police said she attempted to deploy pepper spray.

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Police said the offender was startled by a passing cyclist and fled the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.

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