Woman Punched, Pushed in Queens Attempted Rape

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:02 PM EDT
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Woman Punched, Pushed in Queens Attempted Rape

Police sketch of suspect in Springfield Gardens attempted rape.

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Police are investigating an attempted rape in Springfield Gardens, Queens, in which a woman was pushed to the ground and assaulted.

The 40-year-old woman was walking home at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the area of 145th Road, when she was attacked by a man, according to police.

The suspect pushed the victim to the ground, punched her several times in the face, and attempted to rape her.

The suspect fled when a neighbor heard the victim's cries for help, police said.

Police responded and took the victim to the hospital, where she was treated for bruising to the face.

Anyone who may recognize the suspect in the attached sketch is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or at nypdcrimestoppers.com.

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