Arrest made in attempted kidnapping in Burlington

BURLINGTON (CBS) – An arrest has been made in connection with an attempted kidnapping in Burlington. The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Tyler Healey.

At about 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, a person called 911 to report seeing a woman being dragged away by a man on Middlesex Turnpike near Great Meadow Road.

Police said the suspect ran off after being startled by the 911 caller, who had pulled their car over. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Surveillance video shows attempted kidnapping in Burlington (WBZ-TV)

According to police, Healey allegedly grabbed the victim, touched her indecently and dragged her. The 37-year-old victim’s shirt was also removed during the altercation.

“I’m sure this put some shock and awe through the community, I know it did for myself,” said Burlington Police Chief Thomas Browne. “Burlington has always been a very safe community and hopefully this gives a wake-up call to all of us.”

Healey was arrested Tuesday in Winthrop. He is charged with attempted kidnapping, assault with intent to rape, assault with attempt to commit a felony and indecent assault and battery on a person 14 or older.

He will be arraigned Wednesday in Woburn District Court.

Police said Healey previously had ties to Burlington, but more recently has lived in Waltham and Newton.