A man suspected of raping a young woman at NYU's Catholic Center in October is in custody, having been arrested recently on unrelated robbery charges and incarcerated at Rikers Island.

The suspect is accused of raping a 24-year-old missionary at around 5:40 a.m. October 31st; investigators say he forced the victim into the building as she was unlocking the door, ripped off her clothes and raped her before fleeing the scene.

A surveillance video taken of the suspect showed him wearing a fedora, and police found a matching fedora left on the ground near Washington Square Park. According to reports, the NYPD was able to locate the suspect using DNA from that fedora. The suspect is reportedly a homeless man with a record; he was arrested over a week ago for alleged involvement in three robberies in Midtown and Chelsea.

In an email to students, an NYU officials confirmed the NYPD had a suspect in custody. "As you will remember, a woman affiliated with the Catholic Center was raped and robbed in the early morning hours of Oct. 31," Jules Martin, the university's Vice President of Global Safety, wrote. "I am pleased to report to you that the NYPD has informed us that they have detained a suspect in this case."