GRESHAM, Ore. A 15-year-old Gresham student kicked a man and ran for help after he grabbed her from behind Thursday morning, police said.

Around 9:30 a.m., the girl was attacked near Southeast Palmblad Road and Southeast Palmquist Road while she was walking home from Springwater Trail High School, said Lt. Claudio Grandjean with Gresham police.

The victim told police a man in his 40s came up from behind and grabbed her with both arms. She said she pulled away and kicked the assailant.

The suspect was described as 5-foot-10 with thin blond or brown facial hair. He was wearing a brown baseball cap, gray sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information was asked to call Gresham police at 503-618-2719.

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