KEANSBURG, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman during the snowstorm Thursday night in Keansburg, N.J.

Police said the woman was approached at around 10 p.m. Thursday while she helped a friend shovel snow.

Deputy Chief Michael Pigott said the man offered the victim money in exchange for help with shoveling. He then dragged her by her hair into a vacant house and threatened her with a handgun before sexually assaulting her, The Asbury Park Press reported.

The victim was treated for unspecified injuries at the Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.

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