Woman in stable condition after downtown assault

A woman describes an object and gives a statement to police while being tended to by paramedics at the corner of Central Avenue and 10th Street on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (Peter Lozinski/Daily Herald)

A woman has been taken to hospital in good and stable condition after a brazen assault in broad daylight.

Police were called to the corner of Central Avenue and 10th Street at about 1:30 p.m. for a call about an assault.

Police and paramedics attended to a woman who was sitting on the ground. The woman was clutching her chest area as she was loaded into an ambulance.

A small pool of blood was seen on the sidewalk after the woman was transported to hospital. The fire department attended for scene cleanup.

Parkland Ambulance communications officer Lyle Karasiuk, who tended to the woman on scene, said she was in stable condition. Police described the injuries as non-life threatening.

The incident is under investigation.