NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – A woman was running Thursday morning in New Haven when she was assaulted, according to police.

Authorities said the 38-year-old woman was running in the area of Yale and Edgewood avenues when an unknown man approached her with a gun.

The man then attempted to force her into a nearby wooded area and struck her in the face, police said.

The victim was able to escape and return home, according to police. She was treated for minor injuries.

Police said the suspect fled the area and went into Edgewood Park. K-9 patrol officers searched for him but could not find him.

The New Haven Police Department Special Victims Unit spoke with witnesses and obtained surveillance video.

Police asked the community to be vigilant of their surroundings. Anyone witnesses are asked to call detectives at 203-946-6304 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 866-888-TIPS (8477).