NEW BEDFORD — Authorities say a woman went to the New Bedford Police Department on Thursday night to report a dangerous encounter she had with an armed man.

New Bedford Police report that at around 6:15 p.m. a woman entered the north end station, located Ashley Boulevard, to report that a man in a vehicle had approached her and that he may have had a weapon. The victim, whose identity has been withheld, says she was in the are of 217 Tinkham Street when the man wanted her to get in the vehicle with him.

The victim also told police that she then struck the individual and damaged his vehicle before fleeing. She also reportedly says that a similar incident happened a few days earlier in a different location of the city, but she did not report it.