BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Police have asked the public to help them identify a man wanted in connection with an indecent assault that happened early Friday morning in the North End.

A woman told police she was approached by a stranger, described as a black male, approximately 5’10”, medium build, wearing dark clothes similar to a security guard uniform, who told her she had to come with him because he had something important to ask.

After she followed him a short distance, he stopped and attempted to indecently assault her.

bpd north end assault Police Look To Identify Man Wanted In Connection With Indecent Assault

Suspect in an indecent assault in the North End Friday morning (Photo Courtesy: Boston Police)

The woman said she was able to run away and that is when she called police.

According to officials, the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. on Hanover Street.

Many North End residents were concerned about the suspect’s attire and how he acted as if he was in a position of authority and could have been a security guard.

“I work on Hanover, it’s a community, everyone knows each other. I’ve never felt unsafe,” said Lexi Jesaitis.

“Not good at all, especially where there is a lot of students and girls in the neighborhood, my girlfriend including, walking home at night. You would hope somebody with a security badge is an actual security person,” said Charles Currier. “I’d like to say we are one of the safest neighborhoods in the city but unfortunately, over the last few years there has just been random things happening and it’s a very uneasy feeling.”

The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, Sexual Assault Unit detectives at 617-343-4400 or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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