SAN ANTONIO -- Police Chief William McManus is promising action after a woman was attacked inside her northwest side apartment Thursday afternoon.
Chief McManus said the woman was cut on her arms and hands during the struggle, but her attacker ran off after she kicked him in the groin. The woman was exercising outside her complex in the 5600 block of Babcock after noon and returned to her apartment. She accidentally left her door unlocked and when she walked back toward it, the man came inside her apartment. The man may have followed her inside, Chief McManus said.
Chief McManus said he does not believe this attack is related to several other attacks on women along the Interstate 10 area. However, he said he is "concerned" about this incident because of the "brazenness" of the attack, which happened in the middle of the day.
"I'm going to go back and meet with staff and talk about what to do about this, immediately what to do about this," he said. "We're going to need to something about this, tactically, immediately."
The woman was taken to a local hospital but is expected to recover.
Police described the suspect as a heavyset man with a goatee who is in his mid- to late 30s. He was wearing a blue cap and gym shorts at the time. Chief McManus said it appears the suspect description differs from the suspect involved in the other previous attacks.