Rape suspect opens fire on officers in Brighton Beach

June 27, 2012 5:26:50 AM PDT
Police have arrested the man who they say fired shots at officers who tried to question him about a sexual assault.

Authorities say 23-year-old Norman Vanigas opened fire at the officers in Brighton Beach when they stopped him on Sunday.

Vanigas apparently fit the description of the man who sexually assaulted a 21-year-old woman hours earlier on Ocean View Avenue.

No officers were injured, and they did not return fire.

Police took Vanigas into custody Tuesday.

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