ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A sexual assault report brought the Anchorage police to the Northway Mall early Sunday morning.
Just after 4:00 a.m., APD responded after a woman was found in the area crying for help. Neighbors in the area came to her assistance and called the police, according to APD.
The victim told police that she had been staying in a tent with a man who demanded sex from her. After she refused and attempted to leave. As she ran from the camp, the suspect chased her down, punched her in the face multiple times and tried to strangle her. The suspect also threatened to kill her if she reported the crime.
Neighbors found the woman with injuries to her face and articles of clothing missing.
A K-9 unit searched the area and found the woman’s tent and then was able to locate the suspect who was hiding in the grass 300 yards from the campsite.