Woman assaulted by man with a weapon in Moncton

Codiac Regional RCMP are investigating after a woman was assaulted by a man with a weapon in Moncton's north end on Thursday night.

The woman was walking near the intersection of Elmwood Drive and the Trans-Canada Highway around 9:50 p.m. when she was grabbed by an armed man who forced her to a nearby wooded area, Const. Hans Ouellette told CBC News on Friday afternoon.

The woman managed to fight off the assailant, who fled the scene, said Ouellette.

"Indication is he fled on foot."

The woman was transported to the hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries, said Ouellette.

He declined to divulge the nature of her injuries or the type of weapon involved, citing the ongoing investigation.

No information about the victim, including her age, has been released.

Officers remained at the scene into Friday afternoon and had the area cordoned off with yellow caution tape as police dogs and forensic crews searched for evidence.

"At this time, this appears to be an isolated incident," said Ouellette.

The suspect is described as being Caucasian and in his mid-20s to early 30s, with dark hair. He was wearing a white hoodie at the time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).