Alleged sexual assault witnessed in Park Slope

Police are investigating an alleged sexual attack that happened on 16th Street in Park Slope, where a number of similar attacks went unsolved last year.Witnesses

PARK SLOPE - Police are investigating an alleged sexual attack that happened on 16th Street in Park Slope, where a number of similar attacks went unsolved last year.

Witnesses say they heard the sounds of a woman screaming for help at around 5 a.m. this morning. A witness observed a 22-year-old woman struggling to get away from an attacker who allegedly was attempting to rape her. Police say the man, who appeared to be in his 40s, attempted to grope her under her skirt.

One witness says his neighbor chased the suspect for several blocks, caught him, and held him down until police arrived on the scene. Police say they let that man go because there was no witness at that scene. Neighbors say they are upset with the way police handled the situation.

Police say there is a lot of misinformation being spread concerning the details of the incident. They say are still on the hunt for the suspect.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 takes to the street to ask 1 Word on the Street: Compliment Day
2 Nor'easter conditions pound Canarsie
Coney Island saw heavy rain, high winds and 3 Rain, high winds, waves batter Coney Island
4 VIDEO: New Park Slope restaurant combines burgers and burritos
Con Edison has offered a few tips you 5 Con Ed offers storm safety tips

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE