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Woman, 18, reports knifepoint attack in Lower Paxton

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police are investigating a report that an 18-year-old suburban Harrisburg woman was attacked and threatened at knifepoint.

Lower Paxton Township police said the woman reported that she was walking on the unpaved portion of Forest Lane just north of Linglestown Road just after 9 p.m. Tuesday when a man and woman in a pickup truck asked her if she had seen a German shepherd.

The victim told officers that she was then attacked by the man and woman, who threw her to the ground and threatened her with the knife. She said she fought back and kicked the man before running to a nearby home for help, police said in a news release Wednesday.

A resident of the home called 911 and provided aid to the victim, who sustained minor injuries that did not require medical treatment, police said.

The victim described the male attacker as heavy set and in his 20's; with a long brown beard, a camouflage baseball cap, aviator sunglasses and a black button-up shirt.

The woman was said to be skinny, also in her 20's, with straight dark red hair, a scar on the left side of her face and wearing a yellow sun dress.

Anyone with information may call the Lower Paxton Township Police Department at 717-657-5656, leave an anonymous tip at 717-724-8317 or call Crime Stoppers of Dauphin County at 800-262-3080.

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