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SAN DIEGO — An armed man on a bicycle bit a woman Thursday morning during an attempted robbery at a trolley station near Petco Park, police said.

Officers were scouring the area Thursday morning around the baseball stadium and the 12th & Imperial trolley stop looking for the gunman following the alleged attack, which was reported just after 8:40 a.m., San Diego police Sgt. Ray Battrick said.

The attacker was described as a black man in his 40s, about 6-feet-tall with a shaved head and wearing a plain black shirt, jeans and a black backpack, Battrick said. He was riding a mountain bike and was last seen riding near Commercial Street a block south of Imperial Avenue.

The victim told police a man with a gun in his waistband approached her and bit her finger, SDPD Officer Billy Hernandez said.

Hernandez said the attack appears to be random and was the only report of its kind Thursday.