NORFOLK, Neb. -- Authorities used a drone equipped with a thermal camera to find an assault suspect Sunday morning. 

Around 6:40 a.m., the Norfolk Police Division got an assault report for a home in the 400 block of E Prospect Ave.

NPD said the woman reported that she had been assaulted by 39-year-old Justin Bear of Norfolk. 

The victim reportedly told police that Bear had struck her several times and stabbed her in the side of the face with a fork. 

Norfolk Fire and Rescue had been called to the scene and took the victim to a local hospital. 

NPD officers said they recovered the fork used in the assault. 

Police reported that there was a child present during the assault, and the victim had a protection order against Bear. 

While taking the report, NPD said additional officers as well as Madison County Deputies searched for Bear.

Authorities said they used a drone equipped with a thermal camera, to find Bear. Bear was reportedly found hiding in the construction zone near First St. 

Bear was arrested for second-degree assault, assault by strangulation, use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, protection order violation, obstructing a peace officer and child abuse. 

He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail.