HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Hamden police are alerting people to be observant of their surroundings after they say a man attempted to pull a woman into the woods as she walked along the main road in the park early Saturday afternoon.

Police say they responded to a report of suspicious activity around 12:40 p.m. at East Rock Park, located at 190 Davis Street.

A 24-year-old woman told police that she was walking up the main roadway in the park when the male came up from behind, grabbed her and attempted to pull her into the woods. She said that the man eventually fled the scene into the woods when she started to yell.

Police are still looking for the suspect who is described as a white or Hispanic, 30-40 years old with black wavy hair. He was wearing a white shirt with a red stripe and shorts.

Police say people should avoid secluded areas, make sure someone else knows their plan, avoid distractions such as headphones which prevent you from hearing potential dangers, be alert, observant and aware of their surroundings at all times, keep their hands free, try to avoid walking alone and walk with confidence and purpose.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call police at 203-230-4000.