Cleveland police looking for man wanted in violent assault, rape

Posted at 5:28 PM, Aug 17, 2017

Police are looking for a man wanted for a violent assault and rape in Cleveland.

Officers responded to a home on West 73rd Street Monday around 12:30 a.m. for a report of a woman who had been attacked.

The woman was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment.

The victim told police the suspect came to her home with a friend of hers. After her friend left, she said the suspect beat and cut her face and arms, and sexually assaulted her.

The victim left her home to call 911.

Authorities say the victim suffered severe injuries. The suspect should be considered violent and dangerous.

The suspect went by the name Gary. His picture, shown above, was taken from surveillance video at the Hanini Petroleum station on West 73rd Street.

Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to call investigators at 216-623-5152.