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Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Hit By Vehicle

LA MESA, Calif. (CNS) – A homeless man who allegedly assaulted and tried to rape another transient near the Grossmont Center mall Wednesday afternoon, fleeing when she screamed, was arrested following a manhunt in the busy commercial-residential neighborhood.

Officers responding to reports of a man attacking a partially clothed woman in an open area in the 5600 block of Amarillo Avenue in La Mesa shortly after 2 p.m. arrived to find the victim bleeding from the face and the assailant gone, according to police.