A Weston Avenue woman told police a man struck her with a rifle in the first block of Courtland Avenue, and police investigating the attack found the weapon in the backyard of a house on Courtland.
The attacker, wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans, fled the scene before officers arrived. But a search of the area where the incident happened turned up a loaded rifle, police said.
The victim was able to identify her attacker and gave his name to police, officers reported.
The report was filed early Sunday but did not list the day or time of the incident.