PHILADELPHIA CREAM – A person of interest is now in custody in connection with a sexual assault on a SEPTA rig in South Philadelphia earlier this week, police say.
Police say a 40-year-old woman was inside Snyder Avenue station on Broad Street with her boyfriend on Monday morning when she was sexually assaulted on the platform at gunpoint.
According to police, the woman’s boyfriend can be seen with his hands raised in surveillance footage obtained from SEPTA police.
Prior to the reported serious sexual assault, police say the boyfriend had a brief encounter with the suspect, but lost sight of him until he returned with a gun.
Authorities said police were looking for a man wearing a gray NASA hoodie on a bicycle, who they said was armed with a black Glock-style handgun with a black and green extended magazine.
A suspect wanted after police say a woman was sexually assaulted at the SEPTA station. (Philadelphia Police)
DNA was reportedly recovered from the scene, which police say would aid in an arrest.
Law enforcement sources told FOX 29’s Steve Keeley that Namir Thomas, 20, was arrested by police in connection with the assault.