Police are searching for a man wanted for attempting to rape a woman early Saturday morning in the New York City Lower East Side neighborhood of Alphabet City. The suspect followed the 25-year-old woman into her apartment at approximately 3:30am where she was able to fight off the attack.
The victim refused medical treatment, police say.
The suspect was caught by video surveillance fleeing the scene. Police have released photos in an effort to locate the man, who is described as a black, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and about 170 pounds.
Anyone with information is urged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-8477 or visit NYPDCrimeStoppers.com to submit a tip online.
Naadeyah Haseeb is an editorial assistant at For Harriet.