Woman in Kensington cites attack

Police are investigating a report from a woman who said she was raped and choked until she passed out in Kensington Wednesday night, but they said Thursday that it was too soon to link it to other assaults in the neighborhood.

The woman called police Thursday morning to say that around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man choked her until she lost consciousness near Kensington Avenue and Orleans Street.

When she awoke, she said, her pants were down and she believed she had been sexually assaulted.

Police said the woman described her attacker as Hispanic and having some facial hair, which is consistent with the description that has been given for a man suspected in three other attacks on women in recent months.

The location of the alleged attack is also close to the locations of earlier assaults.