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Woman reports attempted rape at Kootenai County fairgrounds

A woman told police that she was attacked by two men who tried to rape her in the parking lot of the Kootenai County fairgrounds Thursday night.

The 26-year-old woman said she’d just finished her shift at a fair vendor booth and was walking alone to her vehicle after 8 p.m. when two men attacked her from behind and pinned her to the ground. Based on their actions and comments, the woman told Kootenai County Sheriff’s deputies that she thought they were going to rape her.

The woman said she fought back, kicking and screaming. Five people in the parking lot came to her aid and the suspects fled on foot, according to her account.

One suspect was described as a white male, unknown age, about 6-foot-3-inches tall, 220 pounds with black or dark brown hair. He was reportedly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white cords coming from the hood and blue jeans. He was also described as having a full beard.

The second suspect was described as a white male, unknown age, about 6-foot tall and possibly 200 pounds. He had light brown hair, no facial hair and a thin face. He was said to be wearing a black sweatshirt with blue jeans.

Currently the suspects are unknown. Sherriff’s deputies would like to talk to people who came to the woman’s aid and any other witnesses. Call the sheriff’s office at (208) 446-1300.

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