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Police arrest suspect in Big Lots attack

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A man is under arrest accused of violently attacking a woman inside a Clairemont Big Lots store.

The attack took place Saturday. The woman says she was in the store's bathroom when the suspect, wearing a pink Barbie costume, attacked her.

She says the man attempted to sexually assault her before she managed to get away.

Police identified the suspect as 40-year-old Gregory Schwatz and he was arrested late Sunday in the Clairemont Area.

This is the latest information. The original story is below.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A woman wants to warn the public about a man who allegedly attacked her while wearing a Barbie T-shirt in a Big Lots bathroom in Clairemont.

The woman says Friday while she was using the bathroom, a man looked over her stall and then quickly came underneath it.

She says he grabbed her neck and pushed her against the wall making her fear for her life:

"I thought he was gonna kill me, I mean, rape me, uh I don't know what, I mean he was gonna attack me, that's all I was thinking."

The woman says she was able to escape but unfortunately so was the man.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 50-years-old and six feet tall. The woman also say the suspect put on a jacket over his Barbie T-shirt before leaving the scene.

If you have any information about the suspect, you're asked to call the San Diego Police Department. The Sex Crime Unit is now investigating this case.

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