Suspect arrested in connection to attempted rape in Bay Ridge.
BAY RIDGE — Police have apprehended a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in the vicinity of 94th Street and Fourth Avenue earlier this month.
A police source said that the suspect, who is from Staten Island, was arrested on Saturday, Sept. 21.
“The subject wanted for this attempted rape in Brooklyn on 9-16 is now IN CUSTODY,” wrote NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on Twitter. “Once again, great work by the @NYPDSVU working in partnership with the @NYPD68Pct @NYPD62Pct and members of the community.”
According to authorities, on Monday, Sept. 16 at around 1:30 a.m., a 41- year-old woman was smoking a cigarette inside a vestibule in an apartment building near 94th Street and Fourth Avenue when the suspect allegedly approached and sexually assaulted her as he tried to push her into a stairwell. Following a struggle, the victim pushed the suspect away. He then fled the scene in an unknown direction.