Portland Police detectives would like help identifying a suspect in an assault that occurred on Tuesday March 26, 2013 at around 12:10 a.m.

A woman was walking on the north sidewalk of N. Larabee St. approaching N. Interstate when a man approached her and asked for money and food. The man pushed the woman down, threatened to sexually assault her, and punched her in the face. According to detectives the man acted as if he had gun in his pocket.

The woman defended herself and the man ran off.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic or Pacific Islander, in this 30's, about 5'5" and approximately 170-180 pounds. The suspect had short brown hair and brown eyes and was wearing a white sweatshirt and black pants. The suspect is balding or has a shaved head in the back with a unique quarter inch strap of hair behind his ears pulled into a 4" to 5" braid with curled hair on the bottom.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Jason Christensen at 503-823-0894.