Friday, May 24, 2013
North Pole Woman Injured in Attack By Unknown Assailant
A woman was attacked in North Pole Friday night by a man who grabbed her from behind and cut her leg.
FAIRBANKS — A woman was attacked in North Pole Friday night by a man who grabbed her from behind and cut her leg.
Laurie Raby was out walking her hound dog at about 11 p.m. on Judy Lane in North Pole, when she was grabbed from behind and knocked forward by an assailant. A sharp-edged object cut her leg, causing minor wounds.
In the dark, Raby could not identify her assailant beyond a description of a white male, about 5 feet and 10 inches, possibly in his 30s and wearing glasses and a black coat.
He immediately ran into the woods, and Raby’s dog took off after him.
Raby went home and called 911. Six Alaska State Trooper vehicles showed up, including a K-9 Argo, but nobody could find any signs of Raby’s assailant.
Information Officer Beth Ipsen said the attack seemed random, and there is no one who is out to get Raby.
Raby’s wounds from the encounter were minor.
Contact staff writer Reba Lean at 459-7523.