Police say a man attacked and sexually assaulted a woman jogging along a canal in Phoenix Monday morning.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police have made an arrest after a woman was sexually assault while jogging along a canal in Phoenix Monday morning. 

According to Phoenix police, a woman reported she was attacked along the north side of the Arizona Canal between Central Avenue and 7th Street, north of Northern Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Officers arrived and spoke to the woman, who said the suspect also sexually assaulted her. 

"This is extremely alarming anytime that someone in our city becomes the victim of an assault, especially a sexual assault," said Sgt. Ann Justus with Phoenix Police.

During the attack, the woman was thrown into the canal and the man ran off from the area. Bystanders in the area were able to pull the woman out of the canal before police arrived. During an afternoon update, police described the suspect as a Black man, 20-30 years old, wearing a black t-shirt with white stars, and blue jeans.  Police announced Friday morning that an arrest was made. No details were immediately released but authorities are expected to provide an update later.

Jade Munroe is a seven-degree black belt but also teaches average people how to defend themselves with nothing but their own two hands. Her advice is always be prepared to fight. "You want to pick the hardest surface on your body to hit the softest surface on somebody else's body. For example, your palm, elbow or knee and hit that persona's soft surface like a nose, a throat or low section," said Munroe.


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