Suspect in fake firefighter assault jailed without bail in NYC - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Suspect in fake firefighter assault jailed without bail in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York sexual abuse suspect who was caught in Memphis is now being held without bond in New York City.

The court ordered a psychiatric examination for Peter Braunstein as he was booked early Tuesday morning in Manhattan.

A prosecutor says Braunstein looked disheveled and was unshaven. Self-inflicted knife wounds on Braunstein's neck were clearly visible.

Braunstein is accused of breaking into a woman's apartment on Halloween, dressed as a firefighter, and sexually abusing her for 13 hours.

He was captured Friday by a University of Memphis police officer after campus office worker and part-time student Annette Brown recognized him.

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