Kingston police are searching for a suspect in connect to the overnight assault of a 68-year-old woman.

Emergency crews responded to the Joseph Street area at approximately 4:40 a.m. Thursday for the assault.

Police say the woman suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to hospital for treatment.

Police say the suspect is described as a male with short dark hair and dark facial hair.

"The suspect was wearing a light colored hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and light colored shoes. The suspect was also wearing a long scarf around his neck," police said in a statement.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to please contact Detective Dave Wein at 613-549-4660, ext. 6198 or via email at

Police said late Thursday evening that the victim and the suspect did not know each other.