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Woman bicyclist tells police she was indecently assaulted on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

A woman was indecently assaulted while biking on Memorial Drive in Cambridge Wednesday night, State Police said.

The woman, 23, called police at 7:35 p.m. to report she was riding eastbound on Memorial Drive when a man on a bicycle came up and grabbed her buttocks from behind and then fled on his bike over the Boston University Bridge.

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Troopers searched the area but could not find the man, State Police spokesman David Procopio said.

Police interviewed the woman at the Boston barracks and then drove her home.

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The suspect is described as a black male who was wearing a black, water-resistant-type jacket, oversized gray sweatpants, a white bike helmet and sneakers, Procopio said in a statement.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston barracks at 617-727-6780.

Procopio said it’s unclear whether the indecent assault is connected to any past assaults along the Esplanade.

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