A woman was sexually assaulted by a man in a black face mask as she walked toward Benning Road at 6:45 a.m. Monday, D.C. police said.

The woman was walking near the intersection of Central Avenue and 46th Place Northeast when he approached her from behind, police said.

He forced her to walk to the unit block of 46th Place, where he assaulted her, according to police. The man then left.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call investigators at 202-727-9099. Anonymous texts can be sent to the text tip line at 50411.