Woman sexually assaulted in Brookline

Brookline police issued a community warning Monday after a woman was allegedly attacked by a man while walking on Washington Street over the weekend, police said.

Police found the 31-year-old victim lying on the ground about 12:15 a.m. Saturday. She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries and released, police said.

The woman told officers she said she had been sexually assaulted by a man while on her way home from Washington Square, police said.


The woman had been at a restaurant in the area and then stopped at a 7-Eleven about 11:30 p.m. Friday. Shortly after leaving the convenience store, she was seen with a man.

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“At this time, this is considered a random attack,” said Lieutenant Philip Harrington.

The man seen with the victim is described as white, about 6 feet tall, 30 years old, with light brown hair and blue eyes, police said.

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