Ottawa woman assaulted while walking on trail near Transitway station

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By Jacob Hoytema, Ottawa Citizen, August 2, 2019

Ottawa police were investigating Friday after a woman was assaulted while walking to work along a National Capital Commission trail near the Dominion Transitway station.

An Ottawa Police Service media release said the incident occurred at about 9 a.m., when an unidentified man grabbed the woman from behind, forced her to the ground and kept her there while holding a hand over her mouth.

The release said the man didn’t make any demands, but eventually told the woman something about “a mistake and got the wrong person” before fleeing toward the Transitway station.