Person of interest in custody after 11-year-old girl raped in Brooklyn home: police

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn — Police are questioning a "person of interest" after a man broke into a Brooklyn home and raped an 11-year-old girl, police said.

Citizen video shows crowds cheering as police took the man into custody from 830 Flatbush Ave. The person of interest is being held for questioning at the NYPD special victim's unit in Crown Heights. He has not been charged.

Police said at about 11:30 p.m. a man managed to gain access into a second-floor bedroom of a residence along Flatbush Avenue and Winthrop Street in Prospect Lefferts Gardens Wednesday through the window.

Once he got inside, the male approached the girl who was sleeping in her bed and raped her, according to authorities.

The man fled through the window, said cops.

The victim cried out for her parents, who called 911.

Video surveillance shows the alleged suspect walking in the vicinity following the incident.

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