Police say they are hunting a man who they say tried to rape a woman just steps from her Manhattan home.
The 34-year-old woman was startled early Sunday by a man who came up from behind her and reached his hand under her skirt as she was opening the gate to her apartment building in Inwood, according to the NYPD.
The man then placed his hand over mouth as she screamed for help, cops claim. She was able to fight off the man and then ran into her apartment, with the door locking behind her.
The man ran off, last seen wearing a black shirt and gray pants. Police describe him as partially bald and weighing about 150 pounds.
Authorities released several surveillance clips of the suspect, including him getting into an elevator from a subway platform and walking down the street.
Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call Crime Stoppers.