Man Chokes Woman, Drags Her Block Down Street in Rape Attempt: NYPD - NBC New York

Man Chokes Woman, Drags Her Block Down Street in Rape Attempt: NYPD

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    Attempted Rape Suspect in the Bronx Arrested

    Police say they have arrested a man they say allegedly tried to rape a woman in the Bronx. (Published Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019)

    What to Know

    • Police in the Bronx they have arrested a man they say tried to rape a 22-year-old woman early Wednesday in Belmont

    • Cops claim the man approached the woman, choked her and dragged her down the street before somebody on the street stepped in to help her

    • Less than 24 hours later, residents in the neighborhood recognized him and he was taken into custody, police said; charges are pending

    Police say they have arrested a man they say allegedly put a woman in a chokehold, dragged her a block down a Bronx street and tried to rape her.

    The attack on the 22-year-old woman was thwarted by a good Samaritan Wednesday at around 1:45 a.m. in the area of East 189 Street and Belmont Avenue in Belmont, according to the NYPD.

    Cops claim the 37-year-old man approached the woman, choked her and dragged her down the street before somebody on the street stepped in to help her. The victim was not injured. 

    The man, seen on eerie surveillance video released by the NYPD with his hood up and hands in his pockets, then ran off.

    Less than 24 hours later, residents in the neighborhood recognized him and he was taken into custody “at his residence,” police said. Charges are pending against the man. 

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