Woman sexually assaulted on Cheverly Metro station platform

A woman was sexually assaulted on the Cheverly Metro station platform in Prince George’s County, Maryland, on Thursday afternoon.

It happened just after 12:30 p.m., and Metro Transit Police said the woman was alone on the platform at the time.

After the attack, the suspect boarded a train and got off at the next stop, in Deanwood.

The suspect — identified as Abraham Berhanu Taddesse, 45, of Cheverly — was caught shortly after near the Deanwood station.

The victim was taken to a hospital after the assault.

Just before 7:30 p.m., Metro Transit police announced that Maryland issued a warrant for Taddesse. He is currently being held in D.C. on charges of rape in the first degree and is pending extradition.

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