Iowa girl unharmed in attack at bus stop

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Sioux City police are looking for a suspect in an attempted assault on 16-year-old girl waiting for a bus.

Police say the attack happened Tuesday morning. The girl told police an unknown male grabbed her from behind, covered her mouth and threatened to hurt her.

She escaped when a car passed and the attacker released her. The teen ran home. She was not hurt.

Detective Troy Hansen says the suspect had a mask or scarf over his face, and police are looking for witnesses.

Hansen says he doesn’t know if the girl was waiting for a bus to take her to school or other location.