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Store Customers, Employees Subdue Rape Suspect

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The suspect being held (credit: CBS)

The suspect being held (credit: CBS)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Customers and employees of a grocery store rescued a woman who says a man was trying to rape her.

The suspect being held until police arrived. Witnesses say everyone jumped into action when a woman ran out of the restroom screaming.

“You just hear this woman screaming, ‘He tried to rape me; he tried to rape me,’ and then the guys from Starbucks that was closing, a few of the bag boys from Safeway, the janitor guys that were cleaning up Safeway; they all just ran and kept the guy from leaving the store.” witness Barbara Grunkemeyer said.

The suspect was arrested by police and is charges of attempted assault.

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