Woman Attacked By a Man While Walking in Portland Wednesday Night
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
At 9:40 pm a woman was walking on Gray Street in the West End of Portland when she was attacked according to a news release from the Portland Maine Police Department.
The woman was talking on her phone at the time when she felt someone tap her on her shoulder and was then punched in the face. She fell to the ground where the beating continued.
The identity of the suspect is unknown at this time. He is described as being a slim white male, between 5'5" and 5'6" and was wearing dark clothing at the time and possibly wearing a ski mask and a hood.
If you have any information regarding this attack you can leave anonymous tips at 207-874-8584 or text PPDME and your message to 847411 (TIP411)
Unfortunately, these random attacks do happen. When possible walk with a buddy. When it's not and you can't avoid going out, tell someone where you're going, and how long it will take. There are also super helpful apps like Noonlight that can alert emergency response if need be. Also, remember there's strength in numbers. Stick to well-lit areas and keep clear of distractions and have your head on a swivel. Empower yourself with self-defense knowledge or training.