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SAPD issues warning after attacks on women in Medical Center

Attacks include sexual assaults, police say

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SAN ANTONIO – A series of attacks on women in the Medical Center has San Antonio police warning people who live in that area to stay on alert.

Police spokesman, Sgt. Jesse Salame, confirmed Monday that an unknown number of attacks have taken place in recent weeks at apartment complexes in the general area of Huebner and Babcock roads.

"We've had some instances of sexual assault," he said. "We're trying to make sure these are linked together before we actually confirm that. But it is an ongoing investigation."

Salame was hesitant to release a lot of details related to the case for fear of jeopardizing the investigation. He said there is at least one person committing the attacks, although he stopped short of calling that person a serial rapist.

Police are urging people to be aware of their surroundings.

"A lot of these reports are coming in for someone who was hanging around suspiciously in a parking lot," Salame said. "If you see somebody that looks like they're just up to no good, or maybe they don't seem like they're doing anything other than watching you, don't get out of your car."

Salame said it's best to drive to another location and call 911.

Police have only a vague description of the attacker at this time.


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