UPDATE: Arrest Made in Rittenhouse Assault

Suspect is 28 years old, has not been identified yet.

[Update 6:46 a.m.] Philly.com reports that a man has been charged in the assault: “The 28-year-old suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested overnight, according to the Philadelphia police Special Victims Unit. The man was in police custody early this morning.”

More details as they become available.

[Original]




Four men were taken in for questioning Monday night in connection with the weekend rape of a young woman at 19th and Spruce streets. All four were taken from a home on South Eighth Street, where police on Monday served a search warrant.

NBC10 reports:

Investigators tell NBC10 that four men who live at the home were taken to the Special Victims Unit headquarters for questioning on Monday. Three of the men were picked up at the home while another was found on his bike near his job at Christian and Broad Street.

Police say the four men are persons of interests at this point. No charges have been filed.

Police also say they collected at least two bikes as possible evidence.

The developments came after police released video and composite sketches on Monday afternoon.

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  • Earl J

    They found them because the Police tracked the stolen cell phone to the perp’s house.

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  • MydikisLarge

    Good job PPD! BAD hire TASHAN! sick of these lowlife illegal alien kitchen workers!

  • Dan

    And Philadelphia voted democratic. Obama wants to give the illegals citizenship. Karma sucks

  • senior building aliens

    Why are many residents of subsidized Senior buildings in Center City, NOT US citizens? Most are chinese nationals!