Police have arrested a suspect in an attempted rape in Hyde Park Tuesday afternoon.
Eric Davis, 67, of Dorchester, was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and charged with assault with intent to rape, indecent assault and battery and assault and battery of a victim over 65 years of age.
Police say Davis tried to sexually assault a woman in broad daylight in the area of 800 Hyde Park Ave.
As a reminder, law enforcement officials are encouraging people to follow these tips to diminish the likelihood of an attack:
Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. Keep your head up. Make quick eye contact with those around you and try to avoid poorly lit or isolated areas.
When possible, walk with friends and people you know especially late at night.
If you believe someone is following you, change direction, cross the street, seek a populated location and call 911.
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