Police took a male suspect into custody Tuesday morning after he allegedly threw a female victim into an elevator.
The Madison Police Department detained a 27-year-old man after he threw a woman into the elevator of an apartment building on the 1000 block of West Johnson Street and continued to forcefully restrain her against her will, according to a MPD statement.
The screams of the 22-year-old victim caused people in the area to come to the woman’s aid, pull the man away from her and restrain him until police arrived to the scene, the statement said. Even though the suspect has been detained, he has not been officially arrested, according to the statement.
Ald. Mike Verveer, District 4, called the incident “extremely scary.”
He said he was relieved the victim did not suffer any serious physical injuries.
“I’m relieved there were good Samaritans in the building that came to the aid of the victim,” Verveer said. “Who knows what could have happened if there weren’t good Samaritans? It could have escalated into a more violent episode.”