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Women sexually assaulted at Cheverly Metro Station

The suspect then boarded a train and exited Metro at the next stop.
Credit: MTPD

CHEVERLY, Md. — A woman was sexually assaulted on the platform at the Cheverly Metro Station in Maryland on Thursday.

According to the Metro Transit Police, the woman was sexually assaulted by a Abraham Berhanu Taddesse Thursday afternoon. There were no other riders or witnesses in the area. 

Metro Transit Police said the suspect then boarded a train and exited Metro at the next stop -- Deanwood in D.C.

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Officers with the Metro Transit Police locate the suspect near the Deanwood station. He was positively identified and taken into custody.

According to Metro Transit Police, police are working on a warrant in Maryland and will arrange extradition. 

The victim was taken to the hospital for evaluation following the incident.

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