Officials searching for suspect after reported sexual battery at knife-point

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. Officials are on the look out for a sexual assault suspect in Okaloosa County.

According to the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, deputies are investigating a report from a Fort Walton Beach woman that a man armed with a knife sexually battered her in her home on Spencer Drive Wednesday morning. The victim says the assault happened after she answered her front door at about 6:20 a.m. and a tall, black male wearing a black jacket and ski mask pushed his way in and attacked her.

An active investigation is underway.

Anyone with information is asked to call the OCSO at (850) 651-7400 or Emerald Coast Crime Stoppers at (850) 863-TIPS.