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Bangor Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly attacked a woman in Second Street Park. The man claimed to have a knife, although no weapon was shown.

Sergeant Paul Edwards says the woman was walking her dog in the park at around 10 Sunday morning when she was approached by a man who tried to pet the animal. Since the woman didn't know the person, she ignored him and tried to walk away, but he followed her. At some point, the man reportedly put his hand in his pocket and told the woman he had a knife. He took her by the arm and told her to act like they were a couple, and then started pulling her toward a cement wall. The woman was able to break free and ran to the police station for help. She wasn't hurt in the incident.

Edwards says the man is described as approximately 5'8" tall, thin build, with scruffy gray hair on his face. The woman says he was wearing a tan Carhartt-type vest, with a gray sweatshirt underneath and a blue or black knit winter hat pulled down to his eyes. She says she also noticed yellow nicotine stains on the man's left hand.

Anyone with any information about the crime is asked to call the Bangor Police Department at 947-7382. If you wish to remain anonymous, press 6 to use the tip line.