MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in Bloomington say that a 24-year-old woman was hit with a tree branch several times at a park over the weekend.

The incident happened along a nature trail in the wildlife refuge. The woman said the man made “race based comments” to her before striking her with the branch.

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She was able to move away from the man and found assistance from others walking along the trail.

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She was taken to Fairview Southdale Hospital for non-life threatening injuries sustained to her upper body.

Police say she described the suspect as 6 feet tall in his 40s, disheveled and wearing a tan or dirty T-shirt, shorts, hiking boots and a black face covering.

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Officers say they were not able to locate the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bloomington Police Department at 952-563-4900.