PERSON OF INTEREST IN CUSTODY AFTER RAPE AT PHILLY SEPTA STATION

NAYZE MEDIA (STAFF)

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. (SOUTH PHILLY)

Cover Photo Courtesy: 6 ABC Action News

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A person of interest in a rape at a Septa Station in South Philly last week, is reportedly in police custody today. A report from 6 ABC said police were searching for a suspect who rapped a woman at around 4:40 a.m. early Monday morning, on the platform of the Snyder Street Station on the 2100 block of Broad Street.

PHOTO COURTESY: 6 ABC ACTION NEWS

Police took the person of interest to the Special Victims Unit On Wednesday morning.

The 40-year old rape victim told police that she was with her 46-year old boyfriend standing on the platform, when they were approached by the alleged suspect, who the victim said was holding a gun. He pointed the gun at the boyfriend and held the gun at the victim’s back and then pointed it at the boyfriend. He then proceeded to sexually assault the victim.

“He pointed the gun at the boyfriend and put the gun at the back of our survivor and proceeded to demand sex'” said Philadelphia Police Captain James Kearny.

Police said the suspect made his escape on a bike after the rape. It has not yet been confirmed that the person currently in police custody is the actual suspect.

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