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Police seeking citizen who stepped in to stop a sexual assault in Etobicoke

Police are hoping to speak with a female citizen who stepped in to stop a sexual assault in Etobicoke on Wednesday afternoon.

A 19-year-old woman was walking in the Lake Shore Boulevard and Islington Avenue area when a man grabbed her from behind and took her to a secluded place.

Police say he pulled a knife on the woman and sexually assaulted her.

The man fled when someone stepped in to interrupt the assault.

The man is described as having an olive complexion, about five-feet nine-inches with a stocky or chubby build. He was last seen wearing a dark blue hoodie and dark blue jeans.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them or call Crime Stoppers anonymously.