A hospital worker arriving for her early morning shift was assaulted outside East Texas Medical Center Thursday.
It happened around 3:30 in the morning on Osler Drive, directly behind ETMC. Police say a lab worker stepping out of her car was attacked by a stranger who appeared in the dark. The man punched the employee and attempted to push her back into the car.
Fortunately, for the victim, several employees standing at a hospital entrance nearby heard the screams. As a witnesses approached the attacker, he ran away. The victim escaped with minor injuries.
Tyler Police describe the suspect as a black male with a dark complexion. He's about 150-160 pounds, and approximately 6 feet tall. The victim also remembers him having a gold front tooth.
Police say the hospital employee noticed a small, green car trailing her shortly before the attack.
ETMC sent memos to employees Thursday, informing them of the incident.