Woman attacked while at work

Thursday morning, around 9:50 a.m., Chemile Scott was assaulted in the law office of William Wright at 903 3rd Avenue where she is a receptionist.

A black male, around 30 years of age, about 5-foot-8 and weighing 210 pounds, entered the office and asked to use the bathroom. He had a raggedy beard and was wearing a red doo-rag around his head.

After he came out of the bathroom, he produced a handgun and demanded money from Scott. He began to assault her, hitting her four times in the head. Then, something stopped him.

"The office door was slightly ajar," said Columbus Police Lt. Mark D. Starling. "Some people on the street heard her scream. When the man realized he was being watched, he fled on foot."

Columbus police are investigating.