Good samaritans jumped into action to rescue a woman who was being assaulted at Sloan’s Lake Park, also known as Sloan Lake Park.
According to the Denver Police Department, the woman was allegedly attacked by a male suspect on the south side of Sloan’s Lake Park on Thursday evening, September 5. The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. near West 17th Avenue and North Tennyson Street. She was on a path around the lake when the assault occurred.
According to a report from The Denver Channel, the woman screamed out for help when a Hispanic man allegedly put her in a chokehold and tossed her to the ground. Three witnesses helped free the woman from her attacker, where she was able to run to safety and call 911.
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) September 9, 2019
At 177 acres, Sloan’s Lake is the second biggest lake in Denver. A 2.8-mile bike path the rounds that lake, makes the park an ideal place for biking and hiking. Boating, fishing, picnicking, and swimming are also popular. The map below shows the location of Sloan’s Lake Park.
Editor’s Note: Here’s a quick piece regarding why we’ve decided to include accident and death coverage in our collection of content.
According to a report from KDVR, a man matched the suspect description and was taken into custody on another case shortly after the attack in the park occurred. Police confirmed the suspect has been arrested in relation to the attack.
Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times. Avoid texting or listening to music as you hike, bike, or walk. Avoid walking alone, especially at night.
Police are looking for the three good samaritans to get more details on the case. Anyone who has information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.
What We Believe
We are driven by our deep respect for our environment, and our passionate commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation. We believe in the right for everyone - from all backgrounds and cultures - to enjoy our natural world, and we believe that we must all do so responsibly. Learn More