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Manhunt Ends For Man Who Attacked Woman After Crash On I-83

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YORK, Pa. (WJZ)–The end to a manhunt, which took police across state lines after a man attacks a woman on the side of I-83.

Andrea Fujii has more on the arrest.

Punched and dragged on the side of I-83 near the Pennsylvania state line. Police say they’ve caught the man responsible.

Police say they got a bunch of tips after they released a suspect sketch and a vehicle description, leading them to York, Pa.            

Investigators say the suspect was driving on a suspended license when he rear-ended the victim’s car. That’s when things spiraled out of control.

State police say 30-year-old Michael Henshaw is the man who punched and dragged a woman on the side of I-83 last Friday night near the Maryland / Pennsylvania line.

“This arrest was very important to police because there were a lot of motorists who were very troubled when they heard this story,” said Elena Russo, Maryland State Police.

The woman says the attack happened after Henshaw rear ended her, and they pulled onto the side of the road. She says Henshaw became irate when she insisted on calling police.

Henshaw lives in York, Pa., where a neighbor describes him as friendly.

“It doesn’t fit with what I know of him. Again, you never know. But he always seemed very nice and friendly to myself and my wife,” said Wayne Dull, neighbor.

Police are confident they’ve got the right man.

“The vehicle was located in the garage,” Russo said. “It matched the description and also the victim had given a couple letters that were in the license tag and they matched.”

Henshaw faces a slew of charges, including second degree assault and driving on a suspended license.

The process to extradite him back to Maryland is already underway.

Neighbors tell WJZ that Henshaw recently became a father. He faces a number of charges, including second degree assault.

Police say they took Henshaw into custody without incident.

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