Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed at Knife-point in Arboretum

Sign for the Arborway, just around the corner from the main entrance of Arnold Arboretum

Chris Helms

Sign for the Arborway, just around the corner from the main entrance of Arnold Arboretum

UPDATE: Police have made an arrest.

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Boston Police have issued a community alert after a woman was allegedly sexually assaulted and robbed at knife-point in Arnold Arboretum on Wednesday.

The incident took place Wednesday about 11 a.m., the victim told police.

The victim described the suspect as a black man in his early 20s, about 5-4 or 5-6. He had a thin build, was wearing a black do-rag, white shirt and dark-colored jeans with gray. He rode a black bicycle.

By police policy, they do not specify the exact locations of sexual assaults.

Police urge those with information about the attack to contact detectives at 617-343-5628 or the sexual assault unit at 617-343-4400. Anonymous tips can be called in to 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

Earlier this month, two women were robbed in the Arboretum.