Police make arrest in downtown Madison sexual assault

Police say they have arrested a suspect in a sexual assault that took place in downtown Madison.

A news conference with details about the arrest is planned for 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger early Saturday, April 7, 2018, according to Madison police.

The victim flagged down a passerby to call police around 3:30 a.m. She told police she was walking in the area of E. Johnson Street and N. Blair Street when someone pushed her into the bushes. The man was dressed in dark clothing. 

The victim says a car pulled in close to where the assault was happening, and her attacker ran away. 

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