Northeast Times

Woman allegedly assaulted in Frankford appliance store

Cops in­vest­ig­at­ing an al­leged sexu­al as­sault on the 4500 block of Tor­res­dale Ave.

Phil­adelphia po­lice re­portedly ar­res­ted a man on Sunday after he al­legedly pulled a wo­man in­to a Frank­ford ap­pli­ance store and as­saul­ted her sexu­ally.

Au­thor­it­ies did not re­spond to mes­sages seek­ing com­ment on the case. But ac­cord­ing to pub­lished and broad­cast re­ports, the in­cid­ent oc­curred at Tor­res­dale Ap­pli­ance on the 4500 block of Tor­res­dale Ave. at about 5 a.m.

The 33-year-old vic­tim re­portedly was out­side the store when a man grabbed her and pulled her in­side, where he as­saul­ted her. The wo­man was able to free her­self and call 911 for help, ac­cord­ing to news re­ports.

When po­lice ar­rived, the sus­pect was still in­side the store and may have bar­ri­caded him­self. SWAT of­ficers entered the store and ar­res­ted him at about 5:30 a.m. The vic­tim re­portedly was taken to a hos­pit­al for treat­ment, then re­leased.

Phil­adelphia po­lice did not re­turn calls seek­ing the name of the sus­pect nor the charges against him. •• 

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