New Haven Police Investigate Sexual Assault in East Rock Park

New Haven police closed East Rock Park to traffic for much of the morning as they investigated a reported sexual assault.

Police crime scene tape was up near the summit off the park.

A woman told police she had be sexually assaulted at gunpoint twice by a man while they were in a car, according to police.  She said the first assault took place in a lower parking lot on the Hamden side of the park, and the second assault happened in an area between the parking lot and the summit.

According to police, the encounter was not random and they believe it is likely the victim willingly got in the man's car.

The woman told police the man drove her to the Fair Haven section of the city after the assaults.

So far, no arrests have been made and police are continuing their investigation.

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