Female Columbia Park Ranger Assaulted by Suspect

You can also call crimestoppers if you can help Columbia police find the man accused of assaulting a park ranger today. Police say the ranger told the man that fishing was prohibited at 4122 River Drive and that's when the suspect became agitated and ass

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police say they're searching for a suspect who assaulted a female park ranger Wednesday morning.

Officers say the incident happened around 11 a.m. at 4122 River Drive, which is near the Riverfront Park. Police say the ranger told the man that he couldn't fish at that location. 

According to the ranger, the man got upset, and pushed her into rocks, causing a back injury to the victim.

A witness saw what was happening and tried to help, but police say the suspect grabbed the man's glasses and threw them into the water. 

The ranger was taken to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. No one else was hurt.

People with information about the assault should contact Crimestoppers in any of the following ways:

CALL toll-free, 888-CRIME-SC.

TEXT to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with “TIPSC,” followed by the tip information.

LOG onto: www.midlandscrimestoppers.com, and click on the red “Submit a tip” tab.

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