Luan Maxwell, 30, of Boston, has been arrested and charged with assault with intent to rape.
Boston Police had reached out to the public for help in identifying a suspect who allegedly tried to rape a woman in the Public Garden at about 6 a.m. Monday.
Officers from the department’s Sexual Assault Unit responded at that time to a call for an assault with intent to rape.
The victim told detectives that she was walking in the park when a man approached her and placed his hand over her mouth. The man made sexually explicit threats and tried to remove a piece of the woman’s clothing, she told police.
She was able to free herself from the man and get to safety.
Then on Tuesday at about 9:45 a.m., officers and detectives assigned to the Sexual Assault Unit arrested the suspect, Maxwell.
While on patrol, officers received information regarding his location and saw him walking on Boylston Street toward Washington Street. Upon seeing officers, Maxwell tried to flee but was apprehended by the captain of District A-1 on Harrison Avenue.
Maxwell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.