MASHPEE (CBS) – Mashpee Police are searching for a dangerous suspect accused of dragging a woman into the woods Wednesday night and sexually assaulting her.

Police say the woman was walking in the area of Commercial Street around 5:30 p.m. when a man grabbed her near the Community Health Center of Cape Cod.

mashpee Mashpee Police: Woman Dragged Into Woods, Sexually Assaulted

A woman was sexually assaulted near the Community Health Center of Cape Cod. (Image credit: David Curran/SatelliteNewsService.com )

She was eventually able to fight the suspect off.

A passerby saw the victim come out of the woods and called police.

The suspect is described as a tall black man in his 40s. He was wearing a dark coat.

Police are investigating the possibility that the incident was an unarmed robbery that turned into a sexual assault.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Mashpee Police.

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