Police: Man tried to sexually assault teen in Daytona Beach

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Police in Daytona Beach are searching for the man who tried to sexually assault a 15-year-old girl Friday morning.

The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. on the 1200 block of N. Atlantic Avenue.

Police said the victim was riding her bicycle when she fell off the bike. When she was getting up off the ground, the suspect approached her and pushed her back down, according to investigators. That's when the suspect attempted to sexually assault the teen.

Investigators said the 15-year-old bit the suspect and was able to flee from the area.

Police searched the area for the suspect using a helicopter, but he was not located. He is described as a white man in his early 50's, with a gray beard and gray thinning hair. He was wearing a red shirt and old blue jeans with paint splatters on them at the time of the incident.