Boston University Police has arrested a suspect wanted in connection to two sexual assault cases that authorities say appear to be related.
Officers, with assistance from Boston Police, arrested the suspect early Wednesday on an outstanding warrant after the suspect allegedly sexually assaulted two students just 9 hours apart on Tuesday.
Authorities did not share the suspect’s identity but said it appears it was the same man involved in each case.
“With the arrest, the individual is no longer a threat to the community. Our thoughts are with our students that were assaulted, and the University has offered them support,” authorities wrote in a crime alert Wednesday. “We will continue to be a resource and provide our community with support.”
The first case occurred around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, with a BU student reporting that an unknown person touched them inappropriately while walking on a sidewalk on Commonwealth Avenue in the BU Central area.
The student did not see who touched them due to a “very crowded” sidewalk.
Later, another student reported to authorities around 7:10 p.m. that they also were touched inappropriately while riding on a university bus traveling on Commonwealth Avenue. The student did not know the suspect and was able to get away from him.
The suspect was described as a Black male around 30 years old who was wearing a baggy jacket, baggy pants, black shoes and a black Under Armour backpack. One of the students reported the man appearing to be under the influence.