Police arrest suspected 'hammer rapist' in Brooklyn - Metro US

Police arrest suspected ‘hammer rapist’ in Brooklyn

Police say they apprehended a man Friday who is suspected of terrorizing women in Brooklyn, menacing them with a hammer and then raping them.

The first rape occurred on April 9 in Bed-Stuy, police said, when the suspect approached an 18-year-old woman, threatened to hit her with a hammer and then dragged her into a back alley where he raped her.

Later that same day, in Brownsville, police say the same suspect followed a 22-year-old woman into her apartment building and tried to rape her, again wielding a hammer. In that instance the woman was able to fight him of and she fled.

Police said they arrested 19-year-old Queens Village resident Anthony Moore Friday and are questioning him in connection with two rapes. Charges are still pending, said police.

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