Arrest in Choking, Rape Attempt Outside Bathroom in Manhattan Bar: Police - NBC New York

Arrest in Choking, Rape Attempt Outside Bathroom in Manhattan Bar: Police

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    Bar Rape Attempt Suspect Sought

    Police say they're looking for an attempted rape suspect who allegedly grabbed a woman as she was coming out of the bathroom at a Manhattan bar and choked her until she passed out. (Published Friday, Oct. 10, 2014)

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an attack on a woman in a Manhattan bar, police said Sunday.

    The man is accused of grabbing a 34-year-old woman as she was coming out of the bathroom at the Flaming Saddles Bar in Hell's Kitchen Friday and choking her until she passed out, police said.

    In the attack, he threw her to the ground and took off her underwear, police said. A security worker walked in, and that's when the suspect ran away.

    The man, who lived just a few blocks away from the bar, was arrested on a charge of attempted rape.

    It wasn't immediately clear whether he had a lawyer.

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