Cookeville police are investigating a reported aggravated assault that occurred early Tuesday morning near Cookeville Regional Medical Center. A 15-year-old female, who had been standing outside the hospital, told officers that a male African-American, approximately 6'2'' with a "stocky" build, grabbed her from behind.
As she pulled away she was slightly injured by the man's knife. The juvenile displayed her own knife only to have it taken from her. After disarming the juvenile, the man fed on foot. The juvenile was treated for a minor injury at the hospital and released to her mother.
The suspect was additionally described as wearing a black colored "hoodie," dark colored pants, and Nike athletic shoes. Cookeville Police received no additional reports of any suspicious persons in that area. However, if anyone saw a person matching the above description within the area, please contact police at 931-526-2125.