Roswell police investigate attempted rape

Roswell attempted rape
A woman staying at a Roswell motel claims a man attacked her during an attempted rape.

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Roswell police are investigating an attempted rape.

A 43-year-old woman claims a Hispanic male attacked her last night around 7:00 p.m. near a hotel she was staying at.

Police say the woman got into an argument with her boyfriend and decided to walk it off.

She says that’s when the man jumped on her, pushed her to the ground and started touching her.

The victim says he ripped her shirt.

She was able to get away with just scratches.

Police are calling this a random attack. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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