Police seek public’s help identifying man who allegedly assaulted a woman outside Dana-Farber

Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect to contact detectives.

. –(Photo via the Boston Police Department)

Boston police are turning to the public for help identifying a man who allegedly struck a woman as she stood outside the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on Monday. 

“This was an unprovoked attack,” police said in a news release Saturday. 

Officers said they initially responded to a report of a verbal dispute around 10:06 a.m. Monday near 450 Brookline Avenue in Boston, but when they arrived, they discovered a woman had been assaulted around the corner on Jimmy Fund Way. 

The suspect, who officers described as a Black man wearing an all black jumpsuit, allegedly ran up to the victim and struck the right side of her head with his fist. 


He then reportedly ran down the street and took a right on Brookline Avenue. 

The woman, police said, was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital. 

Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect to contact detectives at 617-343-4275. Anonymous tips may also be submitted by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting ‘TIP’ to 27463.

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