BUSHWICK, Brooklyn — A rapist attacked a woman at knifepoint in Brooklyn then told her not to report it to police or he’d kill her, police sources said Wednesday.
The victim was walking from the Kosciuszko Street J train stop to her apartment about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday when the man grabbed her and forced her into a dark garage holding a knife to her back, sources said.
The woman, 27, thought she was being robbed and offered up her property. The man took her property, kissed her and raped her before giving her back the property, sources said.
Before running away he told the victim he’d seen her in the past and if she reported the incident to police he’d kill her, sources said.
The attacker ran away, heading west on Dekalb Avenue toward Bushwick Avenue.
The victim went to a hospital and reported the attack early Tuesday, officials said.
The NYPD Brooklyn Special Victims Squad is investigating the attack.
An arrest was made Tuesday afternoon and charges are pending against the man, whose name has not been released.
The assailant was described as a 45-year-old black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing red sneakers, blue jeans, a dark shirt and dark baseball cap with a salt and pepper beard, cops said.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Brooklyn Special Victims Squad at 718-230-4421.