Boston Police warn of attempted sexual assault in North End over weekend

Boston Police warn of attempted sexual assault in North End over weekend

BOSTON — Boston Police are warning the community about an attempted sexual assault in the city’s North End over the weekend. Police said the victim reported the incident happening between Prince Street and North Square around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Police said the victim was walking in the area when a man approached her and tried to sexually assault her. The woman got away by screaming and the suspect took off, according to police. They’re now warning the community that the suspect could still be in the area. If you have any information about this incident you’re asked to call the Boston Police Department.

Longtime North End resident and restaurant owner Nino Trotta lives just feet from where this happened, he said he’s shocked to hear this and believes most residents in the area try to look out for one another.

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“Everybody is very protective of everyone else so, we want to make sure when people leave they’re in safe mode and everyone gets where they need to get in a safe way,” said Trotta.

The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is encouraging anyone with information about the suspect to come forward and contact the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department says it will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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