By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — Boston police have made an arrest in an attempted kidnapping. Korey David, 21, is accused of grabbing a woman while she was walking to work in East Boston early Wednesday morning.

It happened at about 4 a.m. in the area of Bremen and Porter streets. Police said the suspect asked the woman for directions to the Maverick Square MBTA station, and then “grabbed her by the waist and made a threatening statement.”

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She was able to break away but he kept following her and allegedly grabbed her again to stop her from calling 911 on her phone. Police said he only fled when another man walking nearby noticed the incident.

The woman gave a detailed description of the suspect and police noticed on surveillance video that he appeared to be wearing a GPS ankle monitor.

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Police identified David, an East Boston man, and took him into custody without incident Friday evening.

David is now charged with kidnapping and assault and battery. He’s due in court on Monday.

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CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct the name of the suspect. 

CBSBoston.com Staff