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Boston police ask public to help identify sexual assault suspect

Police are advising people on how to avoid an attack.

Boston police are asking the public for help identifying a man they believe was involved in a sexual assault. Boston Police Department

Boston police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect they believe was involved in a sexual assault.

Police said in a news release Thursday that the assault took place around 5:45 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in the area of D Street and W 5th Street in South Boston.

Anyone with information about this person is asked to contact the Boston Police Sexual Assault Unit at 617-343-4400.

Boston Police Department’s personal safety tips:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night
  • Keep your head up and make quick eye contact with those around you
  • Try to avoid poorly lit or isolated areas
  • When possible, walk with people you know, especially late at night
  • Avoid the distractions like talking on a cell phone or listening to music
  • Avoid wearing earbuds or headphones in both ears
  • If you believe someone is following you, change direction, cross the street, go to a place with more people, and call 911
  • If confronted, be confident in your ability to fight back and try to defend yourself. Try to get away and yell “fire” or “help”
  • Keep your car keys in your hand to use as a weapon

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