A man was arrested after allegedly trying to kidnap a woman on Porter Street in East Boston Wednesday morning.
The victim reportedly told police she was approached by a man around 4a.m. on Wednesday who asked for directions to the Maverick Square MBTA Station. According to police, as she began to provide directions, the man -- identified by police as 21-year-old Korey David, of East Boston -- grabbed her by the waist and made a threatening statement .
According to police, the woman was able to break away from David, but he allegedly continued to follow her and grabbed her a second time, preventing her from calling 911. Police say a passerby spotted the incident causing David to flee the scene.
A detailed description of the suspect along with surveillance images which showed a man wearing a GPS monitoring device led police to identify David, authorities said.
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David was Friday evening in East Boston and is facing charges of kidnapping and assault and battery. It is unclear whether he has a lawyer.