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Police searching for man accused of trying to mug a woman in hotel parking lot

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge police are searching for a man who tried to mug a woman in a hotel parking lot Friday night.

Police say a man armed with a knife tried to take the woman's purse in the parking lot of the Embassy Suite Hotel on Constitution Avenue. The woman was able to fight back and the suspect ran.

The woman had minor injuries from the attack and was taken to the hospital.

The suspect is described as a "dark-skinned" man that is approximately 5'5" and 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweater and has twists in his hair, according to police.

If you have any information about this crime, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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