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Police arrest rape suspsect at scene of crime

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Posted at 5:23 PM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 17:59:40-04

Police arrested a rape suspect at the scene of the assault in East Baltimore, police said.

Around 3 a.m. Thursday officers responded to the 400 block of Old Town Mall for a report of a possible rape.

Responding officers found a distraught woman running, waving and screaming for help. They also saw a man running from the location.

Police caught the man in the 400 block of Exeter Street and found a knife in his pocket.

An investigation revealed the woman was walking in the 400 block of Old Town Mall when the suspect forced her into a vacant building at knifepoint.

The victim was taken to Mercy Hospital while officers arrested and interviewed the suspect.

The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Eron Johnson, was charged with rape, sex offenses and assault.

He is being held at Central Booking.