Suitland police say a witness to a sexual assault stepped in and helped subdue the suspect when he heard the victim screaming for help.
According to the police incident report Michael Haskins, 39, allegedly grabbed the adult female victim Tuesday at approximately 7:30 pm. as she was walking. He then allegedly sexually assaulted her not far from the 4000 block of Silver Hill Road near a footpath.
Patrol officers were called to the 4000 block of Silver Hill Road to investigate a report of sexual assault. When they arrived they discovered a witness subduing Haskins at the scene. He was arrested and charged with first degree rape and assault.
Police report while there are no other sexual assaults reported in the area, they would still like to speak to anyone with information on Haskins to determine whether he has committed a similar crime before.