FREMONT, Calif. -- A suspect has been arrested in a Wednesday attempted sexual assault in Fremont.
Christopher Ruelas-Fernandez, 27, of Newark, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault to commit rape, according to police.
On Wednesday at 7:40 p.m., a woman reported to police she had just been attacked by a man in the area of Walnut Avenue and Gallaudet Drive.
Police said the victim had just exited a bus and was walking in the 800 block of Walnut Avenue when a man came up from behind and attacked her.
The victim told police the suspect placed a hand over her mouth and started dragging her into a parking lot.
The victim fought back, was able to scream and alerted two men walking in the area, police said.
The suspect then fled the area on a bicycle. The victim suffered minor injuries in the attack. Investigators were able to obtain video of the incident.
Police obtained an arrest warrant for Ruelas-Fernandez on Thursday, and he was taken into custody near his residence in Newark.
Suspect arrested in attempted sexual assault in Fremont
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