Miami-Dade Police Search for Man Who Attacked Woman in Broad Daylight

A neighbor's security camera captured the attack

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A neighbor’s home security cameras captured what appears to be an unprovoked attack in broad daylight Wednesday morning in Southwest Miami-Dade.

The incident happened at around 11:26 a.m. at SW 65th Terrace and SW 92 Avenue, Miami-Dade Police said.

The video shows a woman walking down the sidewalk when out of nowhere, a man comes running up from behind and tackles her. 

There is a very brief struggle. Then you see the man run away in the same direction he came from. 

“She was at the corner, that’s when he pushed her to the grass and he grabbed something, so I don’t know exactly what,” said Carrie Riesech, a neighbor whose cameras captured the incident. “We have to be careful and this neighborhood used to be safe, but this is what's happening today.”

The victim was not hurt.

"However, we still don’t know what this individual’s intentions were,” said Miami-Dade Det. Alvaro Zabaleta. “We don't know if his intentions were to rob her, if his intentions were to assault her, kidnap hurt. We don't know what occurred.”

What is evident from the video is the whole thing unfolds very fast and neighbors in this community are on edge. 

Police did not provide a detailed description of the subject. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

A woman says she was attacked from behind while out walking in a southwest Miami-Dade neighborhood. NBC 6's Alyssa Hyman reports
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