ATLANTA — Atlanta police say a woman reported she was sexually assaulted by a man posing as a law enforcement officer.

Police spokesman Carlos Campos says in an email that the woman said she was stopped while driving in northwest Atlanta early Friday by a man in a dark sedan with a blue light bar on the roof. She says he approached her car and sexually assaulted her.

He was described as white, slender, athletically built and about 6 feet to 6-foot-three, wearing a dark jacket and a star-shaped badge. He had scruffy brown or black facial hair and a skull cap.

Campos says the incident is similar to another in neighboring Cobb County the same day. Authorities are checking for possible links between the two attacks.

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