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Paducah police discuss reports of attacks on women


The Paducah Police Department has released some information on several reported attacks on women in the Fountain Avenue and 9th Street areas.

According to police, they received several calls in the same week in reference to posts on social media about the attacks. They say they would like to provide information about these incidents.

They continue to urge residents to be observant and mindful of their surroundings, and to call police if anything or anyone seems suspicious.

Just after midnight on Saturday, police say a woman in the 300 block of North 9th Street reported that she was sitting in her vehicle with the door open when a man reached into the vehicle and grabbed her face and neck. She said she yelled and struggled for a moment, and the man ran away.

The man was described as about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 160 pounds and with an average build. He was wearing a white t-shirt with a large, patterned design on the front, dark pants and white shoes.

Officers responded to the area, but were unable to find anyone.

At about 9 p.m. on Saturday, officers were called to the 700 block of South 9th Street where a woman reported a man had entered her home and tried to sexually assault her. Police say the man ran from the home and it's unclear which direction he went. He was described as at least 6 feet tall with a muscular build.

On Tuesday afternoon, a woman on North 16th Street reported a suspicious man in her neighborhood. He was described as in his 40s, with gray hair, 5 feet 10 inches tall and with a large mid-section.

Police say the call originally came to them as a man masturbating in front of a woman outside of the woman's house. However, police identified the man, determined he had been in the neighborhood asking for work and that he did not expose himself.

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