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Southwest Florida woman says she was assaulted by man wearing Donald Trump mask

Posted: 3:50 AM, Sep 26, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-26 12:10:36-04
Southwest Florida woman says she was assaulted by man wearing Donald Trump mask
Southwest Florida woman says she was assaulted by man wearing Donald Trump mask
Southwest Florida woman says she was assaulted by man wearing Donald Trump mask
UPDATE: -- New information from the Cape Coral Police Department indicated that an overnight stabbing was self-inflicted.

Earlier reports claimed an unknown person stabbed the woman while wearing a Donald Trump-style Halloween mask.

Further investigation revealed the woman's injures were self-inflicted.  The victim has been admitted for care under the provisions of the Baker Act. Investigators are no longer looking for a suspect in this case and there is no danger to the public at large.
 

EARLIER:

 
A masked man is on the loose after police in Southwest Florida said he attacked a woman while wearing a Donald Trump mask. 
 
The Cape Coral Police Department said the attack happened in the 900 block of SW 4th Ave. shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday. 
 
Police at the scene said the victim suffered minor injuries.
 
In an alert initially sent out by the department, police described the attack as an aggravated battery/stabbing.
 
Police could not confirm if a stabbing occurred, however officers said the woman had a knife with her.
 
It's not known if she injured her attacker who fled on foot. He's described as a white man wearing black clothing along with the mask.
 
Police searched by ground overnight with K-9 units and by air. The scene cleared early Monday morning. 
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 574-3223.