A 15-year-old boy is accused of grabbing a girl and locking her in a bathroom stall in Hamden Wednesday afternoon.
Police said it happened around 5 p.m. at the Miller Memorial Library. Investigators said the victim, a 15-year-old girl, was leaving the restroom when the suspect jumped out at her, covered her mouth and forced her into a bathroom stall. He then locked the stall.
The victim screamed for help, but the suspect covered her nose and mouth so she couldn’t breathe, police said. A witness heard the scream and stopped the attack.
The 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with unlawful restraint, strangulation, and breach of peace. He was not identified due to his age.