Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) have arrested a Virginia man in relation to an attempted rape that took place on a Silver Line train on Tuesday morning.
The 21-year-old suspect has been identified as Kendrie Roberts-Monticue, who was taken into custody without incident at the home of a family member in Virginia.
Roberts-Monticue is accused of attempting to rape a woman on a train between the McLean and East Falls Church stations.
The man allegedly approached the woman who was riding with her child, physically attacked her, tried to forcibly take off her clothes, and exposed himself. He then exited the train at Foggy Bottom Station.
There were not any passengers on the rail car other than Roberts-Monticue, the victim and her child at the time of the incident, the police believe. She and the kid were able to get off the train at the East Falls Church station, where transit police responded.
Roberts-Monticue is expected to face felony charges of “attempted rape by force, threat or intimidation,” and “attempted sodomy by force, threat or intimidation,” according to police.
MTPD Chief Ron Pavlik thanked the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force, a division of the US Marshals dedicated to apprehending the most violent and dangerous fugitives in the Washington Metropolitan Area, for their assistance in the arrest, as well as to the public for the anonymous tips that led to Roberts-Monticue’s identification.