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Boston Police arrest man accused of attempted rape in Public Garden

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A man accused of trying to rape a woman in the Public Garden early Monday morning has been arrested, Boston Police announced on Tuesday.



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Luan Maxwell, 30, of Boston, has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to rape.

Boston Police had reached out to the public for help in identifying a suspect who allegedly tried to rape a woman in the Public Garden at around 6 a.m. Monday.

Officers from the department’s Sexual Assault Unit responded at that time to a call for an assault with intent to rape.

The victim told detectives that she was walking in the park when a man approached her and placed his

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Boston Police investigating attempted rape in Public Garden, seeking public’s help to ID suspect

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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.



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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

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Police looking to identify suspect in attempted sexual assault at Boston Public Garden

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Police looking to identify suspect in attempted sexual assault at Boston Public Garden


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NewsCenter 5’s Ted Wayman is live in Boston. Nat.girls run MACY AND MIRANDA ARE 2 STUDENTS FROM MEXICO CURRENTLY STUDYING IN BOSTON THEY RUN DAILY IN THE PUBLIC GARDEN TOGETHER AND WERE SURPRISED TO HEAR ABOUT MONDAYS ATTEMPTED RAPE Sot..18;23;31.its shocking.boston is a safe

Police looking to identify suspect in attempted sexual assault at Boston Public Garden


Reports of the attack got the attention of a lot of people, primarily because it happened in the heart of the city.

Reports of the attack got the attention of a lot of people, primarily because it happened in the heart of the city.

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Police search for man who attempted to rape woman at Boston Public Garden

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The Boston Police Department is searching for a man who is accused of attempting to rape a woman in Boston Public Garden.



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A woman called police at about 6 a.m. Monday to report the assault, according to police. She told officers she was walking in the park when she was approached by a man who placed his hand over her mouth while making sexually explicit threats and attempting to remove an article of clothing.


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The woman told police she was able to free herself from the man’s grasp and run to safety.

Boston police are asking the public for help in their effort to find the man. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 617-343-4400. Those who wish to provide an anonymous tip can do so by calling the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at

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