By AVA TURNQUEST
Tribune Chief Reporter
THE US Embassy in Nassau issued a security alert yesterday after an American woman was attacked during an evening jog on West Bay Street.
The incident took place near Goodman's Bay Park shortly after 8pm, according to the embassy, and a later crime report by the Royal Bahamas Police Force.
Police have taken a Bahamian man into custody in connection with the matter.
The US alert read: "The US Embassy in Nassau advises that a US citizen was assaulted during the early evening hours of February 6, 2018 while jogging on West Bay Street just west of Goodman's Bay Park. Motorists and passersby stopped to help. The local police are now investigating and looking for the suspect. While this event happened near the Goodman's Bay Park, caution should be used in all areas of New Providence while travelling by foot after dark.
"Be aware of your surroundings. Review your personal security plans," it added.
The alert follows an updated travel advisory for the country last month, with the US telling its citizens to stay clear of popular cultural restaurant hub the Fish Fry at Arawak Cay at night.
The earlier advisory ranked The Bahamas at 'Level 2: Exercise increase caution,' stating that violent crime, such as burglaries, armed robberies and sexual assault are common, even during daylight hours and in tourist areas.