Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Five Young Adults Tackle, Detain Rape Suspect Until Police Arrive

ABC News: Samaritans Foil Alleged Rape in Progress
Five good Samaritans disrupted the alleged rape of a 22-year-old Oregon woman, chasing down and tackling the suspect until authorities arrived, police said.

Police in Salem, Ore., responded to a 911 call early Saturday morning from a young woman who reported that she and four friends had just confronted a man who appeared to be raping an unidentified woman along a busy road about three miles from the city's downtown. When police arrived, they found a bloodied 37-year-old Paul Landingham being detained by three men and two women, all about 20 years old. They also discovered a woman who allegedly had been raped and physically assaulted by Landingham.

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