It was a tense situation for Lexington Police late Thursday night on the city's east side.
Police say a man went to a woman's house on Athens-Boonesboro Road, assaulted her then tore up the place.
The man, who knows the woman, had just been released from jail in Hopkinsville.
The woman got out of the home.
When police arrived, they were unsure if the man was still inside.
Eventually, a helicopter was used to look for him.
When police got inside, he was gone.
The woman wasn't seriously hurt.
The suspect's name hasn't been released.