Tampa Police say man attacked woman, 63 in downtown Tampa parking garage

TAMPA - Police say they have apprehended a man believed to have attacked a 63-year-old woman in the Fort Brooke Parking Garage in downtown Tampa on Thursday.

The victim parked on the eighth floor of the parking garage and was walking to the ninth floor elevator just after 11:30 a.m., when the suspect grabbed her and dragged her into the stairwell. He pushed her to the ground,  punched her several times and fondled her.

The victim heard people nearby in the garage and began screaming louder for help, causing the suspect to flee.

Tampa Police had a large scale search for the suspect that includes air service, K9, marked and unmarked units.  They caught up with the man at Gaslight Park.

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