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Police investigating after woman found with multiple injuries in basement of UBC building

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WATCH: A woman is recovering in hospital after being attacked when she tried to intervene in an altercation between and man and a woman on the UBC campus. Jill Bennett reports – Mar 8, 2019

UPDATE: An earlier bulletin released by University RCMP named the building where the incident took place as the DH Copp building. That was later corrected to the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, or CAWP building. The story has been updated to reflect the new information

University RCMP are looking for witnesses after a woman was found with serious injuries in the basement of a building on the UBC campus Thursday night.

Police said they were called to the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing building within the Forest Sciences Centre complex just after 4 p.m. after receiving reports of an assault with a weapon in the basement.

The woman, whose injuries are not life-threatening, told police she had intervened in an altercation between a man and another woman who were last seen fleeing the scene separately.

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The victim was taken to hospital, where she is receiving treatment.

WATCH: Woman seriously injured after attack in UBC basement building

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Woman seriously injured after attack in UBC basement building – Mar 8, 2019

Police are now issuing a description of the man involved in the assault. He is described as a six-foot-tall Asian man in his mid-20s with dark eyes, a square face and short, dark hair.

Police added that the suspect has a deep voice, smelled of cigarette smoke and may have scratches on the right side of his face and neck.

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The man was last seen wearing a black puffy jacket, dark jeans and white shoes.

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Anyone who might have witnessed the altercation or have information about the incident is asked to call police.

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