Police investigate sex assault inside Center City parking garage

- Philadelphia police are investigating an attack and sexual assault inside a Center City parking garage.

Crime scene investigators and detectives from the Special Victims Unit were called to a Center City  underground garage on Thanksgiving Eve after police say a 27-year-old woman was brutally attacked and sexually assaulted.

The violent assault took place just before noon on parking level three in the garage right across from city hall, the municipal services building and family court, according to police. The area was packed with holiday revelers enjoying the day before thanksgiving. The garage is located below LOVE park and used primarily by city workers.

We caught up with Keia Gilliam as she left the garage just after six. She was startled by news of the attack. She says the underground garage can be a scary place.

The victim was taken to Jefferson Hospital where she was interviewed by detectives trying to get a good description of the suspect. Back at the scene, police photographed the secluded corner where the alleged assault took place. As they collected evidence, customers worried about their safety.

There are surveillance cameras next to the stairway exits, but not inside the actual garage.

 

 

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