PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say a man believed to be a suspect in the attack of a female jogger in the Fairmount neighborhood is in custody. The attack happened around 6 p.m. Tuesday at 22nd and Wallace Streets.
Police say the suspect is likely homeless. Before pursuing actual charges, police have more investigating to do.
The victim told police she was jogging when a man, without warning, punched her in the face. The suspect then kicked her in the face when she fell down, according to police.
The woman was taken to Jefferson Hospital in stable condition. She suffered injuries to her face and is expected to be OK.
A witness tells CBS3, moments before the jogger was attacked, the suspect got into a confrontation with him. He says he later heard the victim scream and saw the attack.
CBS3 learned investigating officers lucked out on Wednesday morning as while they were in the neighborhood, they found a man matching the description provided by witnesses.
Jose Oppenheimer, who was gardening on the Eastern State Penitentiary property, saw the arrest play out.
“I see two officers grabbed a guy and the black guy was saying ‘get off of me.’ They cuffed him and took him away,” Oppenheimer said.
The suspect’s name has not been released.
CBS3’s Joe Holden contributed to this report.