A woman was sexually assaulted in her Southeast D.C. home Tuesday afternoon by a man who told her he was a maintenance worker, police sources say.
The man entered a small apartment building on the 1800 block of A Street SE between 2 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police Department said Tuesday night.
A suspect had been arrested and was being held in Maryland, police said in an update Wednesday evening. Charges of first-degree sexual abuse and burglary are pending.
Neighbors said they were horrified by the crime near the Stadium-Armory Metro station.
"This is a safe block. We've had some problems in the past, but this is rape," Denise Krepp, the ANC commissioner for the area, said.