A woman was assaulted Tuesday afternoon as she walked on a bike path in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, authorities said.
The 46-year-old woman was near the Ryan Playground on River Street when she was attacked shortly after 2 p.m., state police said. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with laceration and contusion injuries.
The woman from Dorchester has since been released from the hospital.
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Police are looking for a man in his 20s who is 5 foot, 10 inches tall with black hair worn in an Afro style about 3 inches high.
The man, who was wearing a navy blue long sleeve shirt and navy blue sweat pants, fled the scene towards River Street through the playground parking lot.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.