Police seek suspect in River North sexual assault

Police are looking for someone suspected of sexually assaulting a person at knifepoint Friday in River North.

The man, believed to be in his early-to-mid 20s, followed someone into a building about 1:35 a.m. in the 100 block of West Huron Street and grabbed them, Chicago police said. He forced the person into a stairwell, holding a knife.

After the assault, he took the person’s cellphone and belongings and ran, police said.

The suspect is described as 5-foot-7 to 6-feet tall with a thin build, police said. He was wearing a face mask, blue latex gloves and all black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Area Three detectives at 312-744-8261.