Triangle Briefs

Reported assault leads to warning

From Staff ReportsFebruary 26, 2009 

— Police are warning people to walk with friends and be aware of their surroundings after a woman reported being sexually assaulted a week ago near a busy corridor.

A woman told investigators that she was assaulted by a stranger after getting off a bus near Orange United Methodist Church at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Homestead Road.

The incident occurred shortly after 8 p.m. Feb. 19, according to a police report issued Wednesday.

The woman walked from the bus stop toward Chapel Ridge Apartments on the western side of the street. According to the police report, a man grabbed the woman from behind near a garbage bin and held a large knife to her throat.

The woman could provide few descriptive details to police about her alleged attacker.

Police encourage anyone who sees anything suspicious to call emergency dispatchers.

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