Saskatoon

Police investigating after woman attacked in pedestrian tunnel

Saskatoon police are looking for a man in his 30s after a young woman was assaulted at a pedestrian tunnel under Circle Drive.

The woman was able to escape, but received minor injuries

Saskatoon police are looking for a man in his 30s after an 18-year-old woman was attacked in the city's Massey Place neighbourhood. (Saskatoon Police Service/Twitter)

Saskatoon police are looking for a man in his 30s after a young woman was assaulted at a pedestrian tunnel under Circle Drive.

On Monday, an 18-year-old woman reported she had been assaulted by an unknown male in the tunnel, which connects Avenue W North to Marlborough Crescent in Saskatoon's Massey Place neighbourhood, according to a police news release.

The woman told police the man approached her from behind and grabbed her arm. At that time, police say, a physical altercation occurred before the woman could flee from the man on foot.

Police say the victim received several minor injuries as a result of the assault.

Officers are now asking for the public's help in identifying and finding the attacker. Police say the man was in his 30s, had an average build and was between five-foot-10 and six feet.

He's said to have spoken in a deep voice and used a language the victim did not recognize.

At the time of the attack, he was wearing blue jeans, a dark blue sweater with his hood up and a black neck warmer pulled up to conceal the lower portion of this face.

He had black hair sticking out from under his hood, bushy eyebrows and brown eyes. Police say the man may have sores on his hands.

Anyone with information about this attack is asked to contact Saskatoon police or Crime Stoppers to report the information anonymously.