What to Know
- A tourist was sexually assaulted as she was walking back to her apartment after leaving a Brooklyn bar
- The 27-year-old woman left the bar in Williamsburg around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, law enforcement sources said
- As she was walking back to her apartment, a stranger rushed up to her, said something and then sexually assaulted her, the sources said
A tourist from Australia was sexually assaulted as she was walking back to her apartment after leaving a Brooklyn bar, law enforcement sources said.
The 27-year-old woman left the bar and outdoor eatery on Richardson Street, near Humboldt Street, in Williamsburg around 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, the sources said.
As she was walking back to her apartment, a person she didn’t know rushed up to her from behind, said something to her and sexually assaulted her, according to law enforcement sources.
The attacker ran from the scene after the assault, sources said.
The woman walked home after the assault and told her roommate, who took her to the 90th Precinct to report the incident.
A Williamsburg resident on Thursday told NBC 4 New York the area is "a quiet neighborhood for the most part."
"There's not really a lot of bad things that go on, so that's crazy," she said. "That scared me."
Police have been canvassing the neighborhood searching for the woman's attacker.
Sources say there is surveillance video that may help track him down.