Woman Assaulted During Home Invasion in Wooster Square in New Haven

A 25-year-old woman was injured during a violent home invasion in Wooster Square in New Haven early Thursday morning.

Police responded to an apartment building on Academy Street just before 4 a.m. after someone called 911 and reported a burglary in progress and found a 25-year-old woman in her basement apartment. Police said the intruder assaulted her, causing wounds on her face and head.

The victim, who was initially in critical condition, was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital and is now up and speaking with investigators, police said.

Police do not have any information about the assailant other than that he is a man.

"They have some information from the victim, but it's a limited description of who this might have been," Sarah Greenblatt, captain of the Wooster Square Watch, said.

The community plans to offer help to the victim.

"We do hope that we can provide support for her when she comes back to the neighborhood because we really are a close-knit family in this neighborhood and we really do want to make sure people know this is a great place to live," Greenblatt said.

Detectives from the department’s robbery-burglary unit as well as the Bureau of Investigation are at the scene.

Neighbors are being questioned and police are collecting evidence from the scene.

Police ask anyone with information about the home invasion to call 203-946-6304.

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