Good Samaritan Fights Off Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman in Brooklyn: Police - NBC New York

Good Samaritan Fights Off Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman in Brooklyn: Police

The woman was walking in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn when the man dragged her into an alleyway, police said

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    Good Samaritan Fights Off Man Who Sexually Assaulted Woman in Brooklyn: Police
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    The male suspected of sexually assaulting the woman, according to police.

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    • A good Samaritan fought off an attacker who started to sexually assault a woman after dragging her down an alley in Brooklyn

    • The 27-year-old woman was walking near 90th Street and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge when the man dragged her into an alleyway

    • The good Samaritan fought the man off and tied to chase him down, but he got away

    A good Samaritan fought off an attacker who started to sexually assault a woman after dragging her down an alley in Brooklyn, police said.

    The 27-year-old woman was walking near 90th Street and Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge around 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 25 when a male she didn’t know dragged her into an alleyway, threw her to the ground and removed her clothing, the NYPD said.

    As the man started to sexually assault her, a good Samaritan jumped in and fought him off, police said. The good Samaritan tried to chase after the man when he fled the scene, but he got away.

    A woman who lives nearby said she witnessed the fight between the man and the good Samaritan.

    “I just saw two guys in the road fighting,” she told News 4 New York. “It was scary to hear that at night, somebody yelling, ‘Help, help,’ and then the police show up.”

    Police are now searching for a male with a goatee who was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black and white sneakers and dark shorts.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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