Rockford woman fights off potential assailant early Wednesday morning

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford woman tells police a person grabbed her from behind and dragged her toward an alley early Wednesday morning.

Police say it happened near Auburn Street and Kilburn Avenue.

The victim says she fought off her attacker and called 9-1-1. Police and K-9 officers tracked the suspect to the area of the 3200 block of Liberty Avenue.

The investigation is ongoing.