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Police searching for attempted rape suspect in Harlem

Posted: 9:53 AM, Nov 30, 2012
Updated: 2012-11-30 09:56:24-05

HARLEM (WPIX)— The NYPD is looking for a man that tried to rape a woman in Harlem. According to police, the 22 year-old woman was walking near West 118th street and Lenox Avenue Sunday at approximately 7pm when a man attacked her. The man, armed with a gun, threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her, said police.

Cops say a passerby helped thwart an attempted rape in Harlem.

Cops say a passerby helped thwart an attempted rape in Harlem.

But a good samaritan intervened and stopped the attack. The man ran away, said police.

According to the NYPD, the attacker is a black man between 30 and 35 years-old. He is 5’9″ to 5’10” and was wearing a black hoodie and black bubble jacket.

Anyone with information on this attempted rape is asked to call the NYPD. Their Crime Stoppers hotline is 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are confidential. People can also log onto their website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.