A women was attacked in Riverdale early Monday morning.
She was on a trail between Selkirk Elementary and Christ the King school when she was grabbed by a male and thrown to the ground, according to an RCMP release.
The man attempted to sexually assault her, but the woman was able to fight off her attacker and flee.
RCMP responded to a 911 call from the women at 4:50 a.m. and started searching for the assailant with the police dog and officers on foot.
The man was not found.
He is described as a First Nation male between the age of 20 and 30 with dark hair. His hair is described as being longer on the top and short on the sides and back. He had a moustache and goatee. He was wearing grey sweats and a dark coloured sweater, possibly black or brown.
“We believe this was a crime of opportunity and that it was not a targeted attack,” said RCMP Sgt. Don Rogers in the release. “Police want to encourage anyone using the trails to travel with a friend and to avoid using the trails when dark or at vulnerable times.”
Whitehorse RCMP is continuing its investigation and is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying this suspect. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Whitehorse RCMP at (867) 667-5555.