Montgomery County Police are searching for a suspect who they say sexually assaulted a woman in the laundry room of an apartment building shortly after 9:30 this morning.
The attack happened at an apartment complex in the 700 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard, police said.
The victim, a 28-year-old woman, told police that at 9:40am she was followed into the laundry room by a man she did not know.
The man took out a knife and sexually assaulted the woman, police said. He then fled in an unknown direction.
The victim described her attacker as a black male with a thin build, 20-25 years old, about 6' tall.
He was wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt and blue jeans.
At approximately the same time this morning, construction crews ruptured a gas line in the 700 block of Quince Orchard Boulevard, causing at least one condo to be evacuated.
It is not clear if the two incidents are related.
Anyone with information about the assault or the suspect is asked to call police at 240-773-5070. Callers may remain anonymous.
Montgomery County Crime Solvers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and/or indictment of the person responsible. Anonymous tips can also be provided by typing “MCPD” plus the tip on a cell phone or PDA and texting it to 274637 (CRIMES).