06/29/2015 01:18 EDT | Updated 06/29/2016 05:59 EDT

Bylaw officer struck with skateboard treated in Kamloops hospital

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A bylaw enforcement officer is recovering after being attacked with a skateboard behind a sports arena in Kamloops, B.C.

RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush says the female officer approached a man who was spray painting on the back of Memorial Arena at about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday while a junior lacrosse game was winding down inside.

Bush says the man escaped after bashing the officer with the skateboard and knocking her to the ground.

The woman was treated in hospital and released.

The suspect described as having a thin build and streaked blond hair was wearing green and white swim shorts and carrying a black backpack and a brown skateboard.

Bush says police seized items left behind by the suspect and that anyone with information should call police. (Kamloops This Week)