A Northeastern University student reported an attack in the early morning of
Thursday while walking on Huntington Avenue. Northeastern police report that
the student was grabbed by her neck and the assailant attempt to drag her down
an alley on the 500 block of Huntington Avenue near the Wentworth Institute of
technology. The young student began to scream which drew the attention of nearby security officers which caused the assailant to run from the scene. The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s 6'2" approximately 180 pounds.
As a criminal lawyer in Boston it is this time of year when university students
return to the city that there is an uptick in assaults and sexual assault type
crimes. Any students who are new to the area should be extra cautious especially late at night. Many areas of the city can be dangerous it is important to
become familiar with your surroundings and your new neighborhood before
venturing out alone late at night.
Having defended many accused of both assault and sexual assaults it is common for them to prey on people who walk alone or who are distracted by looking at their phones.