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Man Arrested in Connection With Assault of Sleeping Woman in Manchester, NH

The woman told police that the man who assaulted her allegedly had a machete

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Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, have arrested a man who was wanted in the sexual assault of a woman while she was sleeping Friday morning.

Jose Polanco Diaz, 24, of Manchester, was arrested on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault, burglary and criminal threatening, police announced Friday night.

Manchester police said they received a call just after 9 a.m. from a man who said his girlfriend told him she had woken up to another man assaulting her. The boyfriend was not there during the alleged incident, police said.

The victim said the man who assaulted her had a machete, according to authorities.

Police said the woman fled from the apartment and was able to escape.

The man eventually left the building, authorities said, adding the incident appeared to be random.

Police released a surveillance image of the man outside on Auburn Street.

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