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Police looking for man responsible for assaulting woman downtown

Man allegedly knocked woman down, kicked her multiple times at Elm-Paris intersection
This is an image of the assault suspect released by Greater Sudbury Police.

Greater Sudbury Police are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a man who allegedly assaulted a woman in downtown Sudbury July 22.

Police say they were alerted to an assault at the corner of Elm and Paris streets, near the crosswalk, just before 3:45 p.m. July 22.

Callers said a man was assaulting a woman, knocking her down and kicking her multiple times. 

Officers arrived on scene, but the man had fled prior to police arrival and the woman was no longer in the area.

Around 5:30 p.m., the woman went to police headquarters to speak with officers. 

City of Greater Sudbury Paramedic Services was called to police headquarters, and transported the 31-year-old woman to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries sustained in the attack.

Police say the incident is believed to be an isolated and targeted attack, and they don’t believe that there is any risk to the general public.

The man suspected in the incident is described as being Black, 6-0 to 6-3 tall, with his hair in multiple buns. He was wearing dark clothing and a surgical mask at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information related to this incident or the identity of the man is asked to contact the Greater Sudbury Police Criminal Investigation Division at 705-675-9171 or Crime Stoppers at 705-222-8477.