Authorities on Cape Cod are investigating a sexual assault that reportedly happened on Thursday evening.
Mashpee police said the victim, described only as a woman in her 30s, was walking near Commercial Street near the Community Health Center of Cape Cod around 5:30 p.m. when she said she was approached by a man who then dragged her into the woods, where he sexually assaulted her.
The woman fought the suspect off, who then ran deeper into the woods, police said.
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Mashpee investigators along with the Barnstable County Sheriff's K-9 unit searched the area, but found no trace of the suspect.
The suspect is described as tall, in his 40s and was wearing a dark coat.
Anyone with information on the suspect or the incident is asked to call Mashpee detectives at 508-539-1480.