(Victoria Buzz)

VicPD are seeking any potential witnesses in a sexual assault that occurred on the Galloping Goose Trail near Tyee and Harbour Roads Tuesday evening.

Police responded to a report at approximately 8:30 p.m. on September 15 to a report that a man had attacked and sexually assaulted a woman on the Galloping Goose Trail.

The victim reported she was able to fight the man off and called 911. Officers flooded the area, armed with a description of the suspect provided by the woman.

Police spotted the suspect and pursued him on foot, but he managed to briefly elude officers. A search perimeter was set up and a K9 team was able to locate and arrest the suspect.

He received non-life-threatening injuries from the K9 team during his arrest, and declined medical aid. The suspect was taken to cells, where he remains in custody.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the attack.

VicPD says the file is still under investigation and are seeking anyone with information about the incident.

Those who have information can contact the non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, ext 1.

Anyone who wishes report anonymously can call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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