MARLBORO (CBS) – Police have arrested the man who allegedly attacked a 40-year-old woman on the Assabet River Rail Trail in Marlboro Monday morning.
At around 6 a.m., the woman said the suspect grabbed her around the neck and brought her to the ground. She then screamed loudly and defended herself as the man attempted to take off her clothes. She was then able to break free, and the man ran away.
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The woman used her cell phone to record the suspect getting away. Police released images and video of the suspect Monday afternoon and announced the arrest of 35-year-old John Parker hours later.
“It was great that she had kept her composure to a point where she was able to get her camera out and get that footage,” said Marlboro Police Sgt. Zac Attaway.
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Police say the woman sustained injuries to leg and mouth.
“She’s still in shock, as can be expected,” Attaway said.
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The incident is still under investigation.
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