- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

COLWYN, Pa. (AP) - A Baltimore rape suspect who police say lured victims by impersonating a U.S. Marshal has been arrested outside Philadelphia.

Real U.S. Marshals wrestled 32-year-old Edwin Gerard Johnson to the ground Wednesday as he ran from a home in Colwyn.

Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Jim Burke says Johnson gained the confidence of victims by impersonating law enforcement.

Burke tells WPVI-TV (https://6abc.cm/1TVfBPG ) that Johnson would then pull a weapon and demand sexual favors. He says if the women didn’t comply, Johnson would rape them.

Johnson will be extradited to Maryland on rape, sexual assault and other charges. Information on his lawyer was not immediately available.

A U.S. Marshal was struck by a law enforcement vehicle during the arrest. Officials say he sustained minor cuts and bruises.

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Information from: WPVI-TV, https://www.6abc.com


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