Man Attempted to Rape Woman in Manhattan Building: NYPD

A man followed a woman into the elevator of her Lower East Side apartment building and tried to rape her inside, police said. 

The woman was followed into the elevator by the suspect in her building near Stanton Street and Pitt Street at about 3:20 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.

When the elevator reached her floor, the suspect groped her and pushed her against the wall while fondling her, police said.

He then followed her to her apartment, but ran away when a man answered the door. 

No arrest have been made, police said. 

Police ask anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)

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