This is an afternoon attack in the middle of a neighborhood that is busy.
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(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.
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.
Police say the officer went to the hospital with minor injuries.
The investigation continues.