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- A woman fought off a man who tried to rape her in the vestibule of her apartment, the NYPD said
- The 22-year-old woman was in the vestibule of an apartment building in East Harlem when the man tried to grab her buttocks
- The man also tried to grab her throat to subdue her, but she put up a fight and he fled the scene
A woman fought off a man who tried to rape her in the vestibule of her apartment building, the NYPD said.
The 22-year-old woman was in the vestibule of a building near East 128th Street and Fifth Avenue, in East Harlem, around 4:45 a.m. on Saturday when the man followed her inside and tried to grab her buttocks, police said.
The man also tried to grab her throat to subdue her, but she put up a fight, and he eventually left the vestibule and fled east on East 128th Street toward Madison Avenue, the NYPD said.
The woman got a small cut on her chest, but refused medical attention, police said.
Police are now searching for an approximately 30-year-old man standing at around 6-foot-1 and weighing between 190 and 210 pounds who was last seen wearing a dark grey sweatsuit, grey and black sneakers and a blue-grey t-shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.