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Scissors-Wielding Man Tries to Rape Girl, 13, in Coney Island Basement: Cops

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    Police are looking for the man who threatened a 13-year-old girl with scissors, forced her out of an elevator in her Coney Island building and tried to rape her in the basement, authorities said.

    The girl encountered the suspect, who is described as being in his 30s, as she was walking into the elevator the afternoon of April 30 and the two rode down together. 

    When it stopped at the basement level, police say the suspect pulled out a pair of scissors and tried to rape the girl. Then he ran off.

    The suspect was last seen wearing all black clothing. Police released a sketch of him (above). 

    Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS (5477).

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