UAF police investigate assault on woman

Posted: Friday, August 15, 2008

FAIRBANKS - University of Alaska Fairbanks police are investigating an assault that injured a woman Tuesday.

The woman told police she was walking toward the campus at about 7 p.m. Tuesday on an outside stairway near College Road when a man came up from behind and choked her until she was unconscious.

Three witnesses reported seeing the woman lying about halfway down the staircase and a man running from near the bottom of the stairs.

Police said robbery did not appear to be the motive.

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