Police Search for Cyclist in Connection to Assault in Bethesda

Police are investigating an assault involving a cyclist on Capital Crescent Trail.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:45 p.m. Monday near the Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda. According to police, the suspect began arguing with three young adults posting flyers in support of Black Lives Matter before grabbing the flyers from a young girl and pushing a male victim off his bicycle.

Police describe the suspect as a white male approximately 6 feet tall with short brown hair, and between the age of 50 and 60 years old. On the day of the incident the suspect was wearing a gray t-shirt, black shorts, aviator glasses and a red helmet, according to police.

The department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the individual and continue to patrol the area. Anyone with information should contact Detective Crystal Lopez at 301-929-2774 and reference case number 20001297.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh retweeted a video of the incident, and urged anyone who can identify the suspect to contact Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy.

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