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Man accused of chasing, threatening woman on bike trail near Sacramento State

A 47-year-old man was arrested Friday morning after he was accused of chasing and threatening a woman walking along the American Rive bike trail near California State University, Sacramento.

A Sacramento State police officer responded to a call for assistance from the Sacramento Police Department, and learned that a woman walking on the bike trail was suddenly chased by a man who was screaming at her and threatening to kill her, according to a Sacramento State Police Department news release. The woman was able to run to a nearby area where a construction crew was working, and the man then left on foot, heading toward University Avenue.

The Sacramento State officer found and contacted a man matching the description of the suspicious individual. The man, Bernard Williams, was later identified by the victim and booked into Sacramento County Jail on suspicion of threatening to commit a crime resulting in death or great bodily injury.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.