Farmer's Branch police say a reported sexual assault may not have occurred as initially reported by the victim.
In a statement Thursday afternoon, police said that while a sexual assault likely did occur, the investigation revealed the woman's attacker was known to her, did not force his way into the apartment or display a weapon as initially reported.
Previously, police said they were searching for an unknown man who knocked on a woman's door at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, showed a gun and then forced his way into her apartment where he hit her and sexually assaulted her.
"Apologies for any alarm the alert caused, we were operating with the facts as presented at the time and chose to err on the side of caution in keeping the public informed of a potential predator," police said Thursday.
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With the man's identity now known to police, a previous description of the suspected attacker has been removed from this article.
Police have not announced any arrests in the investigation.