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Woman Fights Off Attack Inside Bronx Building, Suspect Sought: Police

The 20-year-old victim fought off her attacker

Thursday, Sep 5, 2013  |  Updated 6:06 AM EDT
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Police are searching for a man who allegedly followed a woman into her Bronx apartment building and tried to sexually assault her.

Police are searching for a man who allegedly followed a woman into her Bronx apartment building and tried to sexually assault her.

Police are searching for a man who allegedly followed a woman into her Bronx apartment building and tried to sexually assault her.

The man followed the 20-year-old victim into her building at about 1 a.m. on Aug. 21, grabbed her from behind and tried to assault her, according to police. The victim resisted and her attacker ran away. 

The building was close to Fordham University but is not a campus building, according to police. It's not clear if the woman was a student at Fordham. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com. 

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