Massachusetts

Person Arrested After Alleged Sex Assault on Steamship Authority Vessel in Falmouth

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A person was arrested after an alleged sexual assault aboard a ferry off the coast of Falmouth, Massachusetts.

The incident happened just before 5 p.m. Monday, according to Massachusetts State Police. While authorities did not say where it took place, the Steamship Authority of Massachusetts acknowledged police responded to an incident on one of its vessels.

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The alleged attacker fled in a vehicle someone else was driving, which state troopers stopped a short distance away, according to state police. That person was arrested.

"I actually haven't seen that many cops in one place, so I thought, 'Something must be going on,'" said Isaiah Lineaweaver, who works in Falmouth.

"I hope she is OK, and I'm glad they got the guy, but really hate to hear about that here," said resident Jacob Dehas.

The Steamship Authority said it was cooperating with the state police in their investigation.

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