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Woman Grabbed, Threatened On Popular McKinney Hike And Bike Trail

McKINNEY, Texas (CBDSFW.COM) - A woman says she was attacked by a man while walking on the Eldorado trail, a popular walking, jogging and biking path in McKinney.

It happened around 5:00 p.m. Sunday, while there was still daylight.

The victim told police a man wearing a black hoodie walked up from behind her and grabbed her arm.

She said he told her not to look at him and that he was going to kill her.

The woman screamed and the man took off.

McKinney hike and bike trail
McKinney hike and bike trail. (J.D. Miles - CBS 11)

Nan Martin, who has been living in the neighborhood for 25 years, said she's always been careful but will be more even cautious on the trail after hearing about this incident.

"I don't go in the dark, 5 o'clock right now. It's starting to get dark so I just don't go in the dark. I go in the morning when there were usually a lot of people on the trail," she said. "I feel safe if there are people on the trail."

Joan Lewis says this news reminds her of a similar experience she had on the trail decades ago.

"It was in a very secluded area back behind the dam," she said. "It's just shocking it's something you never expect."

The Lewis' want to see the city extend fencing around the trail which is only a few feet from a State Highway 75 overpass.

McKinney Police are investigating.

They said there there were two similar incidents along the city's hike and bike paths last summer.

They also tell us there were 2 incidents along the city's hike and bike paths last summer.

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