Sexual Assault Investigation at Erlanger Hospital Parking Garage
This is a public safety announcement to inform residents.
Tonight at approximately 5:50 p.m. the Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) responded to a sexual assault call at Erlanger Hospital.
•Victim: adult female
•Victim was attacked at the parking garage area by two black male suspects.
1.B/M mid 20-30 YOA, larger build, dark complexion.
2.B/M skinny build.
•Additional suspect information will be released as it becomes available.
The investigation is ongoing and more information will be released when available. If anyone has information regarding these suspects please call (423) 698-2525. If anyone sees any suspicious behavior or any possible suspect that may be related to this incident please call 911 immediately.
The CPD suggests the following safety precautions for parking garages:
1.When entering the garage, look where the exits and well-lit areas are. If possible, park close to an exit, or in a well-lit area.
2.If you notice anyone suspicious, tell somebody. This person may leave you alone, but could attack someone else.
3.When returning to your vehicle have your keys in your hand to avoid having to look for them.
4.Walk up straight and confident – do not let anyone make you nervous.
5.Scan the area around your car – be alert and aware of your surroundings.
6.And last but not least: trust your instincts. If you do not trust something or do not feel comfortable, turn around and ask a security guard to walk you to your car.
IMMEDIATELY CALL 911 if something happens to you or someone else, or you notice anyone out of the ordinary. It is important to report incidents immediately.
Officers will be in the area actively in search of any suspicious activity.