GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- There is new information about an assault at an apartment near Woodland Mall.

Police say a woman and her two friends were moving her things out of an apartment in the 2,200 block of Valleywood when a man attacked her from behind and tried to choke her early Monday morning.

The woman broke free and escaped with one friend to Calvin College to get help. Her other friend was trapped inside and also attacked.

Grand Rapids Police sent a special response team and hostage negotiators to the scene, but by the time they arrived, the suspect was gone. If you have any information, you are asked to call police or Silent Observer.

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