PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police say a suspect is in custody with charges pending in connection to a rape in Love Park. The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Center City park.
Police say the suspect followed a 41-year-old woman who was on her way to work. According to police, the suspect punched the victim multiple times in the back of the head and then raped her.READ MORE: Beach Erosion Will Keep One-Third Of North Wildwood Beaches Closed Memorial Day Weekend
She had just gotten off the subway at 15th Street, authorities say.
Witnesses heard the victim’s screams and called police.READ MORE: CBS3 SummerFest: 2 St. Joe's Grads Bringing New Tiki Cruise Experience For Adults To Wildwood
When officers arrived, police say the man hid in the subway tunnels. Authorities say officers caught up with him, but that the man jumped about 25 feet down from street level into the subway entrance below and eventually got away.
The Fraternal Order of Police offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest.
Authorities have not yet identified the suspect in custody nor released how he was taken into custody.MORE NEWS: Barnegat High School Student Stabbed During Fight In Bathroom
CBS3’s Alexandria Hoff contributed to this report.