Burlington police arrest and charge alleged kidnapper who was caught on video

The kidnapper allegedly indecently assaulted the victim.

Burlington Police Department
Burlington police released surveillance images of a suspect who allegedly tried to kidnap a female victim. Burlington Police Department

A 23-year-old man who was caught on video allegedly trying to kidnap a woman Sunday in Burlington has been arrested and charged by police.


Tyler Healey, who was recently living in Newton and Wellesley, has been charged with assault with intent to rape, attempted kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a felony, and indecent assault and battery on a person over 14.

The charges stem from an incident Sunday night when Healey allegedly assaulted a 37-year-old woman, touching her inappropriately and taking off her shirt before attempting to drag her away somewhere.

This all happened near the Middlesex Turnpike. A woman driving home from work happened to see the man, later identified as Healey, dragging the victim down the street.


The woman pulled over on the side of the road, which scared the man into running away. The woman then went over to the victim and comforted her while she called 911.

Healey was arrested Tuesday in Winthrop, police said. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Woburn District Court.


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