Police are still searching for a man who sexually assaulted a child in a public bathroom at the Berkeley Marina on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said today.

Berkeley police spokeswoman Officer Jamie Perkins said detectives worked through the night following up on any leads they may have received about the assault, which was reported by a community member at 1:37 p.m. Tuesday.

Perkins said the suspect is described as a male of unknown race with a dark complexion under 30 years old with blonde hair with a green streak who was wearing a green shirt, jeans and black sneakers.

Berkeley police said that after the incident was reported on Tuesday afternoon, they responded quickly and worked to contain the marina by checking all cars leaving the area.

They said they were assisted in the search, which included air and foot patrols, by officers from East Bay Regional Park District police and the state Department of Fish and Game.

Perkins said it’s difficult to know where the suspect is now but she said police are still conducting patrols in the Berkeley Marina area.

She said anyone with information about the incident should call a tip line at (510) 981-5735.

Berkeley police haven’t released the age or gender of the child or any information about the child’s condition.

Jeff Shuttleworth, Bay City News

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