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Frying pan used to fend off would-be rapist, say suburban Boston police

** FILE ** In a file photo a shop assistant waits behind frying pans with non-stick surfaces at a store in Beijing Tuesday July 13, 2004. A controversial chemical used by DuPont Co. to make the nonstick substance Teflon poses more of a cancer risk than indicated in a draft assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency, an independent review board has found, in a report released Monday, June 27, 2005. (AP Photo/Greg Baker)
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A woman told Tewksbury, Mass. police she used a frying pan - just one - to fight off a wold-be rapist, who police say was left bloodied
AP Photo/Greg Baker

(CBS) TEWKSBURY, Mass.  - A woman told police in a northern Boston suburb she fought off a man who tried to rape her at knife-point by hitting him over the head with a frying pan - twice.

CBS Boston says that around 5:30 a.m. Sunday, Tewksbury police were called to the Extended Stay America about a man covered in blood with lacerations to his head.

Case cooked.

Police arrested Frank Harrison, 46, and charged him with kidnapping, armed assault with intent to rape and indecent assault and battery on a person over the age of 14.

Tewksbury Police Chief Timothy Sheehan tells CBS Boston that Harrison allegedly met the victim at a house party in Lowell earlier that nigh and then used a ruse to get her into the hotel room.

Harrison is being held without bail until his arraignment in Lowell District Court.

Out of the frying pan and into jail.