Medford Police Looking for Assault Suspect

CASE UPDATE: New video and photo of assault suspect. View the full video here:

Medford Police Department is investigating a report that a Medford woman in her 20s was physically assaulted in the area of Main Street and Royall Street while out on an evening walk around 10:45pm on Sunday, July 2, 2023.

The woman noticed the male suspect first near the intersection of Boston Avenue and College Avenue and realized he was following her. When she made it to the end of Royall Street at Main Street, the man ran up to her, grabbed her and struck her several times. After a brief struggle in which the woman was fighting back and screaming loudly, the suspect fled back down Royall Street toward College Avenue. The woman suffered apparent minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by Armstrong Ambulance.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’8”-5’10”, 18-30 years old, slim build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white writing, dark jeans and black and white sneakers.

As part of our investigation, we are seeking any surveillance footage from residents or businesses from the Ball Square, Somerville area, Boston Ave and College Avenue to Royall Street at Main Street, Medford.

Medford Police have been and will continue to provide enhanced attention to the area, particularly during the evening and early morning hours. We ask you to be careful when traveling alone at night and stay vigilant of your surroundings. If you notice anything suspicious, please do not hesitate to call 911.

If anyone has any information related to this incident, or can identify the suspect in the photo/video below, they are encouraged to call the Medford Police Detective Division at 781-391-6767 or 911 in the event of an emergency.

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