Denver police are investigating an attempted sexual assault that occurred Thursday evening, and are looking into the possibility that it may be a serial rapist who has struck several times in the metro area.

The latest attack occurred Thursday at about 10:30 p.m. in the 900 block of South Quince.

A 16-year-old girl said she was walking home when a man approached her and tried to talk to her. Suddenly, he grabbed her, pulled her into the bushes and tried to sexually assault her, she said. She fought him off and escaped.

The teen ran home and then called the officers at the District 3 police substation, Denver police said.