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Ottawa police investigate assault at Christian Science church

Ottawa police are investigating allegations of an assault at a Christian Science reading room on Laurier Avenue West.

Woman found in critical condition Thursday afternoon

A woman was critically injured Thursday afternoon in the building on Laurier Avenue. 0:28

The woman, identified as Elisabeth Salm, died in hospital Friday from her injuries, Ottawa police say. 

Ottawa police are investigating an assault against a woman in the Christian Science reading room on Laurier Avenue West, near Elgin Street.

Three marked police vehicles were parked outside the building late Thursday night and forensic investigators wearing white suits were inside.

The sidewalk in front of the building was blocked off with police tape.

Police confirmed that the major crime unit was investigating.

In a statement they said they had been called to the scene at about 1 p.m. Thursday and found a woman in critical condition. 

Ottawa paramedics said the victim was found unconscious with signs of blunt force trauma.