Woman Fights Off Rapist In Harlem

The NYPD is trying to identify a man who attempted to rape a woman in a Harlem apartment building, police said.

The unknown man followed a 22-year-old woman inside a building entrance on East 128 Street and Fifth Avenue around 5 a.m. on Saturday and grabbed her from behind, police said. The man then grabbed the woman’s throat and pushed her against a wall, police said.

The woman fought back and eventually chased the man from the building, police said. The man fled the scene heading east on 128th Street toward Madison Avenue, police said. The woman suffered a cut to the chest, but refused medical attention, police said.

Read the entire article here on Patch.

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