Police have reportedly arrested a suspect believed to have sexually assaulted a woman in Tompkins Square Park late Friday night. As DNAinfo reports, there are few details about the attack, which occurred near the entrance at East Eighth Street and Avenue B.
The Daily News describes the suspect as a homeless man, and that the victim, a 31-year-old woman, was sleeping on a bench in the Park when the attack occurred. (The News article isn't currently available online.)
DNAinfo quotes a hostess at an unnamed restaurant on Avenue A and East Seventh Street as saying, "This area is, no joke, not safe. There's not much security."
1010 WINS reports that the suspect is Ruben Canales, 27.