A masked man with a gun allegedly sexually assaulted a woman early Thursday morning in Jamaica Plain, Bostonpolice said.
Police responded to the area of Gay Head and Minden streets around 1:41 a.m.The incident occurred when the woman was on Gay Head Street and the suspect allegedlyapproached her with a gun, demanded her cellphone andthentold her to walk with him to a backyard where she says he sexually assaulted her, according to police.
The suspect was lat seen running down Arklow Street toward Walden Street.
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The victim described the suspect to police as having a mask pulled up over his nose and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white logo on the front and black jeans.
This incident is the second reported sexual assault in the neighborhood within the past week. Last Thursday, a woman was walking around Jamaica Pond at night when an unknown man approached her and assaulted her, police said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call 617343-4400 and advise anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault to call the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) at 1-800-841-8371.