Boston Police are seeking the public’s help to ID a suspect who allegedly tried to rape a woman in the Public Garden early Monday morning.
Officers from the department’s Sexual Assault Unit responded at about 6 a.m. to a call for an assault with intent to rape in Boston Public Garden.
The victim told detectives that she was walking in the park when a man approached her and placed his hand over her mouth. The man made sexually explicit threats and tried to remove a piece of the woman’s clothing, she told police.
She was able to free herself from the man and get to safety.
The suspect is described as a Black man in his 20s or 30s, with a slim to medium build and short black dreadlocks.
The Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit is investigating and is asking anyone with information to call detectives at 617-343-4400.
People who want to remain anonymous can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).