TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman forced an Arizona mother to take her 2-month-old baby from a stroller and walk to a pathway where he sexually assaulted the woman, police said.
The attack occurred on Wednesday as the woman walked home after buying groceries in a heavily pedestrian area of south Tucson with a housing development and big box store. The walking path where she was taken was more secluded.
Police said the victim and unharmed baby were taken to a hospital.
Police conducted an hourslong search for the suspect after the attack, and a school was locked down. Residents were being questioned on Thursday. Police also released a composite sketch.
"This is a top-priority case for us," said Sgt. Pete Dugan, a police spokesman.
Detectives withheld some information to avoid tipping off the suspect, Dugan said. Police are asking for the public's help in finding him.