State Police investigating assault in Mattapan

Shortly after 2:00 p.m., an adult female was physically assaulted while walking the bike path adjacent to the Ryan playground, located at 350 River Street in Mattapan.

The 46-year-old woman from Dorchester suffered contusion and laceration injuries and was transported by Boston EMS to Beth Israel Hospital in Boston for treatment. She has since been released from the hospital.

The suspect is being actively sought and is described as a black male, believed to be in his 20’s, approximately 5′ 10″ tall, with black hair worn in an afro style about 3″ high, wearing a navy blue long sleeve shirt and navy blue sweat pants. The suspect fled back out towards River Street through the Ryan playground parking lot.

Anyone with information about the assault is urged to call 911 to be connected to the State Police.

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There is an update to this post, published on 09.18.2019. The update can be found here.