Palo Alto Woman Struggles With Intruder

The suspect is still at large

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    A woman fights off a would-be attacker who enters her apartment overnight. Bob Redell explains why police said she did everything right.

    A Palo Alto woman woke up early Wednesday to find a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt standing in her room, police said, prompting an unusual manhunt in a typically quiet city.

    Police said she struggled with the man, who entered her home at Hawthorne Avenue and High Street about 2:20 a.m. She screamed, and called 911 and the man ran away.

    Palo Alto Woman Struggles With Intruder

    [BAY] Palo Alto Woman Struggles With Intruder
    A Palo Alto woman woke up early Wednesday to find a man in a dark hooded sweatshirt standing in her room, police said, prompting an unusual manhunt in a typically quiet city. Marla Tellez reports.

    Police said the woman did  everything right, adding her actions may have saved her life.

    He is still at large.

    The woman suffered a bruised wrist, but was otherwise uninjured, police said.

    Police said it appears the intruder intended to sexually assault the resident.

    Officers searched for the suspect with a K-9 unit from the Mountain View Police Department. The suspect was only described as a male with an average build wearing a dark hooded jacket or sweatshirt and dark pants, according to police.

    Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department's 24-hour dispatch center at (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to paloalto@tipnow.org or sent via text message or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.