Police: Woman jumped from behind in East Boston; passerby scares off attacker

Boston Police report a woman says she was attacked while walking on Meridian Street near Lexington Street in East Boston shortly after 1 a.m. today.

According to the victim, she was walking along Meridian Street after exiting the Maverick MBTA Station when a male suspect approached from behind and pushed her to the ground. According to the victim, as she was fighting with the suspect, a Good Samaritan, hearing the commotion from across the street, came to her aid and frightened the suspect off. The suspect was last seen fleeing the area towards Border Street.

He's described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male in his 20s, about 5'2" with a birthmark on his face. He spoke to the victim in Spanish and was wearing a black sweater with a white shirt and bluejeans, police say.

In September, three women were attacked in East Boston, but their victims described a taller man.