34th Precinct Have Suspect in Custody, Hours After Incident Occurred
New York, NY--Hours after a sexual assault took place in the Anne Loftus Playground in Fort Tryon Park in Northern Manhattan, police have detained a suspect. State Senator Adriano Espaillat; NYC Parks Committee Chair, Council Member Mark Levine; and NYC Council Member Rodriguez issued this statement:
"The swift action taken by the officers of the 34th precinct today sends a clear message to anyone who would seek to commit such egregious acts against the women of this community. We praise their efforts in apprehending a suspect so quickly. However, this incident makes strikingly apparent the need for more law enforcement officers in our parks and on our streets. We will continue to work with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to see that our parks are a safe place for families and kids."