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Woman attacked with Taser

August 10, 2016 1:16 P.M.


Police in Golden are warning residents not to walk alone at night after a woman was attacked with a Taser early Saturday morning.

Const. Spencer Lainchbury said the woman was walking near Spirit Square in the early hours when she was assaulted. There is no word on the identity of the attacker or the woman’s condition.

He said details are still sketchy, and police are trying to work out the timeline, circumstances and possible motive for the attack.

“Our investigation is still in its very early stages, so there are still very few details available," said Lainchbury.

A Facebook post on a local classifieds page has also hinted there was a second woman attacked in Golden, but Lainchbury said police are still trying to confirm that incident actually occurred. No one has come to police with a second complaint.

“We would really like to speak with the other person,” he said. “It’s very possible that if there are two incidents, that they are related, but we also want to rule out that this isn’t the same incident that has been reported as two through social media.”

The peaceful mountain town of 3,700 is far better known for its spectacular scenery than urban street crime. But while the investigation continues, police are advising residents walking at night to travel in groups and report any suspicious activity or persons.

They also say they’ll be increasing police presence on the town’s pedestrian paths with bike and foot patrols.

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