Police step up North End patrols after assault
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Police are stepping up patrols in Boston’s North End following a late night attack.
“Obviously it’s scary. We walk around at night,” said one woman.
Boston police say a woman was walking around Prince Street Friday night when a man indecently assaulted her. The attack happened just before midnight, when the area is still heavily trafficked and well-lit.
“I’m not shocked at all...There’s no bars, it’s residential,” said Serena Bouvier, a North End resident. “I don’t think it’s really that much more dangerous than any other part of the city.”
This incident is just the most recent in a string of assaults, but police say so far there is no indication that this is connected. There was an attack in the North End last summer where a woman said a man tried to enter the doorway to her apartment building and assaulted here there.
The victim managed to get away; she described the suspect as a white male in his late twenties to early thirties. He reportedly has dark hair and a goatee.
Police are offering self defense classes and increasing patrols in the area.
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