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Life Alert May Have Saved Brooklyn Woman's Life After Attack

April 25, 2019 - 7:30 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Life Alert may have saved an elderly Brooklyn woman's life after she was attacked in her East New York home.

Police say the 88-year-old victim knew her attacker and let him into her apartment.

The victim was grabbed by her throat and dragged to the basement where she was assaulted Wednesday. 

According to police, her Life Alert contacted EMS.

The suspect is a neighbor who the victim has apparently known for 20 years.

The suspect's uncle says his nephew has mental health problems and is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation at Brookdale Hospital.