Boston Police report the arrest of Luan Maxwell, 30, on charges he tried to rape a woman walking across the Public Garden early Monday.
Police report that A-1 Capt. Robert Ciccolo, only recently appointed to the A-1 post, collared Maxwell after a chase that began around 9:45 this morning on the outskirts of Chinatown:
While on patrol, officers received information regarding the location of the suspect and further observed him walking on Boylston Street towards Washington Street. Upon seeing officers, the male fled onto Beech Street and across Kneeland Street, where he was apprehended by the Captain of District A-1 (Downtown) and detectives from the Sexual Assault Unit, on Harrison Avenue.
Maxwell was charged with assault with intent to rape, police say.