Authorities said a 35-year-old woman was standing near the water’s edge just after 9 a.m. when a man grabbed her shirt.
The woman was able to escape from the man’s grasp and suffered minor abrasions, police said.
The assault is worrisome for some park visitors, though most said they still consider the area to be safe.
"I don't feel like I have to check my back when I walk. I have no concerns," said park visitor Candace Wells.
Police only offered a vague description of the man, who was wearing a black baseball hat, white T-shirt and blue jeans.
Anybody with information is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-843-4357.
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