05/23/2013 10:22 EDT | Updated 07/23/2013 05:12 EDT

Person of interest arrested in Port Alberni sex assault

Mounties in Port Alberni have arrested a person of interest in connection with the sexual assault of a teen in the Vancouver Island community.

Police say the man, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody Wednesday night.

A 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted Tuesday evening in Roger Creek Park.

The teen was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to Victoria General Hospital for treatment.

No charges have been laid.

Mounties are asking anyone with information to come forward.