NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The person sought in the rape of a woman early Saturday morning in Brooklyn is in custody.

The 26-year-old woman was walking home around 3 a.m. near Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard in East New York when the man approached her and started a conversation, according to police.

Police said the victim walked into a park to avoid his advances, but he followed and raped her.

She was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.


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