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Police investigating sexual assault by armed, masked man in Jamaica Plain

This is the second reported sexual assault in this neighborhood in the past week.
The area of Gay Head and Minden streets.Google Maps

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.

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.

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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.

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