Police are investigating an assault that occurred at approximately noon. A 43-year-old woman was walking her dog on the path near Shore Drive in Bedford when she was knocked to the ground by an unknown male. A brief struggle ensued and it is believed that the woman's dog may have bitten the suspect. The suspect then ran away. The woman returned home and disclosed this incident to a family member who attended the area of the incident and flagged over a police officer to report the incident. The suspect was described as a white male believed to be in his 40's, stocky build, under six feet in height with dyed red curly hair. The suspect was described as wearing a golf shirt with horizontal stripes that were yellow, blue and green. The matter is still under investigation and police request anyone with information about this incident contact police or Crime Stoppers.