Hunt on for sex assault suspect

April 23, 2008 8:22:37 PM PDT
New York City police are searching for a man wanted in a sex assault that happened in Manhattan last week. Authorities say the incident happpened around 5 a.m. last Friday in the vicinity of 190th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue. The victim was a 23-year-old woman who was entering her apartment, when police say the suspect forced his way into her residence and sexually assaulted her.

He then fled the location. The victim was treated at an area hospital.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s. He is approximately 5-foot-6 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a beige jacket, green shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with any information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's CrimeStoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.