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Victim of alleged assault near Calgary Zoo found in life-threatening condition

A CPS unit and police tape along the Nose Creek Pathway on Oct. 19 during the investigation into a suspected domestic assault earlier this week. A victim was located in life-threatening condition. Global News

A woman suffering from severe injuries was found and taken to hospital following a suspected domestic assault earlier this week near Nose Creek.

Emergency crews were called to a wooded area near the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark late Monday afternoon for reports of a pantless woman in medical distress who had asked passersby for help.

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At the time, police scoured the area but were unable to locate the woman.

On Thursday, Calgary Police Service officials confirmed that the woman had been located thanks to a tip from the security team at the Calgary Zoo and aerial support from HAWCS.

The woman was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition with undisclosed injuries. Investigators believe she had been the victim of a physical assault.

One person was arrested in connection with the investigation into the assault. Charges of forcible confinement, aggravated assault and breaches of a release order are pending against the individual who will not be named in order to protect the identity of the victim.

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