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Woman reports Sunday rape

A 21-year-old Columbus woman reported she was pulled into the bushes by a man carrying a sharp blade and was raped between 2:15-2:45 a.m. Sunday on First Avenue in the area of 29th Street.

The woman told police she was walking to a convenience store on Veterans Parkway when the tall, unshaven man wearing dark clothes and tennis shoes grabbed and attacked her, said Columbus Police Lt. Lynn Joiner.

The woman reported the attack to police Sunday afternoon. She was treated at The Medical Center and released.

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