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Two women attacked in apparent sexual assaults in Greenbush area, Madison police say

Lucas Robinson | Wisconsin State Journal

The same man potentially tried to sexually assault two different women in the Greenbush neighborhood Tuesday night, Madison police said.

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A man reportedly attacked the women from behind before they fought him off and left the area just before 7 pm, said Stephanie Fryer, a police spokesperson.

“The Madison Police Department is investigating each incident independently but believes there is a possibility these attacks were committed by the same suspect,” Fryer said.

“Each of their attacks appears to be sexual in nature,” Fryer said.

In the first incident, the man accosted a woman near Park and Erin streets. After warding him off, he approached her again by St. Mary’s Hospital before 911 dispatchers advised her to go into the hospital before law enforcement arrived.

Minutes later, a man attacked another woman in the area of ​​Emerald and Orchard streets before she left the area with the assistance of a concerned citizen.

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Madison and UW police will be putting extra resources into policing the area, Fryer said.

Police asked anyone with information to contact police at 608-255-2345, or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or P3Tips.com.

Photos: Remembering the monster blizzard of 1947 in Madison

View toward the Capitol

The view toward the Capitol from Monona Avenue (now Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) at Doty Street after a blizzard buried the area in 13.5 inches of snow on Jan. 30, 1947.


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Shoveling out cars

Shoveling out cars

Dave Brown, left, and Bill Pedder shovel out cars parked on South Carroll Street on the Capitol Square, charging $1.50 and up, Jan. 30, 1947. Photo by State Journal photographer Arthur Vinje.


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Car snowed under

Car snowed under

Robert Ernst, 207 W. Washington Ave., an airport weather communications employee, tries to shovel his car out of a snow drift Jan. 30, 1947. Photo by State Journal photographer Arthur Vinje.


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Heavy blanket of snow

Heavy blanket of snow

Heavy snow blankets cars in a parking lot at West Washington Avenue and Fairchild Street the morning after a snowstorm Jan. 30, 1947. Photo by State Journal photographer Arthur Vinje.


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Looking west on West Doty Street

Looking west on West Doty Street

Looking west along the first block of West Doty Street on Jan. 30, 1947. Photo by State Journal photographer Arthur Vinje.


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State Journal front page Jan. 30, 1947

State Journal front page Jan. 30, 1947

Wisconsin State Journal front page from Jan. 30, 1947.

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