Princeton Police are investigating an assault that occurred last night at about 9:45 p.m. in the Witherspoon and Green Street area in downtown Princeton.
A local woman heading to her night job cleaning a building was walking north on Witherspoon street near Green Street when a male suspect approached her from behind and struck her, police said. She was assaulted and was brought to 20 Green Street where the assault continued before she was able to escape jumping from a window.
Neighbors told Planet Princeton they witnessed the woman jump from a second story window. She landed on the driveway and then fled from the scene. Police were called by a neighbor and were able to locate the woman. The Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad then treated her and took her to Capital Health. She had multiple injuries, including head injuries.
Police were at 2o Green Street for more than two hours searching the home and talking to neighborhood residents. The house has been vacant for many years.
Police described the assault suspect as a Hispanic male in his 40s with a thin build. He was wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt, and a blue jacket.
Residents in the neighborhood say they believe the recent addition of caution tape and the boarding of windows on the property, which is for sale, possibly attracted the attention of the assailant. For many years the vacant house never posed a problem, neighbors say, but the tape and boarded up windows drew attention to the fact that it was vacant. Neighbors said today that they want the property secured.