Man arrested following alleged assault in Public Garden Monday


Domenic Conte

The Boston Public Garden.

By Charlie McKenna

Boston police arrested a man Tuesday for allegedly attempting to rape a woman in the Boston Public Garden Monday morning.

Police took Luan Maxwell, 30, into custody on Kneeland St. following a foot pursuit after officers identified him walking on Boylston St, according to a press release on Maxwell will be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on a charge of assault with intent to rape. 

A woman reported the assault to BPD Monday. She said a man placed his hand over her mouth and attempted to remove an article of her clothing as she was walking through the garden. Officers responded to the incident around 6 a.m. Monday. 

The individual made “sexually explicit threats and attempted to remove an article of clothing on the victim,” police wrote. “The victim was able to free herself from the suspect’s grasp and flee to safety.”