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Woman attacked in parking lot of Kootenai County Fairgrounds

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The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible attempted rape The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible attempted rape
KOOTENAI COUNTY, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted rape that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of the Kootenai County Fairgrounds. 

Deputies say the 26-year-old woman told them she had just finished working at the fair at around 8:00pm and was walking to her car when two men attacked her from behind and took her to the ground. The woman said she was then pinned down by the men, who made statements and actions that led her to believe they were trying to rape her. 

The woman fought back by kicking and screaming, which caught the attention of others who came to her aid. When the others came over to help, the two men ran off. 

The woman got into her car and drove home, then called her employer. The employer told her to call law enforcement and report the incident. The Sheriff's Office received the call shortly before 10:00pm. 

The woman said one of the men was white, about 6'3" and 220 pounds with black or dark brown hair. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The woman said he also had a full beard. The second man was described as being white, about 6'0" and possibly 200 pounds. He had light brown hair with no facial hair. The woman told deputies he had a very "skinny" face. He was also wearing a black sweatshirt with blue jeans. 

Deputies say the suspects are unknown, along with the five people who came to help the woman. If anyone witnessed this incident or has any additional information, please call the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office at 208-446-1300.

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