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Yale student attacked on trail in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

A Yale Law School student was riding her bicycle Wednesday evening when an unidentified man approached her and police said threw her to the ground head first.

An unidentified student was riding on the Farmington trail just before 5 p.m. when police said she was attacked by Kourtney Hollby. According to police, Hollby made a sexual comment toward the woman.

The woman got off her bicycle. Police said Hollby tried to ride off on the bike, but because of the design, he couldn't ride it. 

Around that time, police said Hollby picked the student up, flipped her upside down and rammed her head into the ground.

A doctor running in the area heard what was going on and ran over to help. The student suffered a minor concussion and is expected to be OK.

Hollby was caught about a block away by police. When police approached Hollby, before they even started questioning him, he said "I didn't mean it, tell her I'm sorry."

Hollby was arraigned in New Haven Superior Court on Thursday where Eyewitness News learned that he has four pending cases.

In one of Hollby's prior charges, police said he touched a woman inappropriately while she was simply walking down the sidewalk. He is scheduled to be in court on that and other charges on Friday.

Many Yale students and people in the neighborhood use this bike path.

"It raises my precautions like in terms of riding over there to be on extra lookout and move a little bit faster," said Jeremiah Wright-Haynes who is a student at Yale.

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