Saturday, June 22, 2024

An office worker was assaulted Friday on Cambridgepark Drive in Cambridge. (Image: Google)

Cambridge police are investigating a reported sexual assault that occurred Friday at around 9:18 p.m. in a Cambridgepark Drive office building. The alert was put out Saturday afternoon.

Police responded to reports of an assault in progress from a security guard doing a regular patrol of the building. He said he heard screams from a floor that is under construction and is supposed to be empty, according to scanner reports. The victim may have worked on a nearby floor, where detectives were processing a restroom crime scene and working with Massachusetts State Police to identify and search for a suspect.

The victim told officers the assailant was a masked man with a knife. 

The Middlesex District Attorneys Office has been notified, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call (617) 349-3300 or make contact anonymously.

Residents should call 911 immediately if they ever feel threatened or see suspicious activity, police said. A previous attack in the area took place June 24, when a woman fought off a so-called blitz rape at approximately 3:30 a.m. while walking her dog on CambridgePark Drive, police said.