Knife-Wielding Man Tries to Rape Woman at NYC Hotel: Police - NBC New York

Knife-Wielding Man Tries to Rape Woman at NYC Hotel: Police

The woman managed to fight the man off, but was left with minor injuries, the NYPD said

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    Knife-Wielding Man Tries to Rape Woman at NYC Hotel: Police

    A knife-wielding man allegedly tried to rape a woman at a Midtown hotel, police said.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A knife-wielding man allegedly tried to rape a woman at a Midtown hotel, police said

    • The man met up with the 21-year-old woman in Midtown around 8 p.m. on Sunday and went into a hotel with her

    • The woman managed to fight the man off, but was left with minor injuries, the NYPD said

    A knife-wielding man allegedly tried to rape a woman he met on a dating app inside a Midtown hotel, police said.

    The man met up with the 21-year-old woman near East 45th Street and Vanderbilt Avenue around 8 p.m. on Sunday and went into a hotel with her, according to police. 

    At some point after the two went inside, the man pulled out a knife and tried to sexually assault the woman, police said.

    The woman managed to fight the man off, but was left with minor injuries, the NYPD said. The alleged attacker fled the scene.

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

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