Woman assaulted near MU Women's and Children's Hospital

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 | 6:34 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A woman was assaulted around 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday at 812 N. Keene St. near Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

According to an MU Police Department release, the woman was walking in the direction of the hospital when she was grabbed by the wrist from behind and the suspect pushed a hard unidentified object against her left rib cage.

The woman was able to use pepper spray on the suspect to get him to release her. He fled the scene, heading south.

MU police will continue investigating the case with the Columbia Police Department.

Supervising editor is Zach Murdock.

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