Suspect in East Harlem attempted rape arrested

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Police believe this man attempted to rape a woman in the stairwell of her Manhattan building (WABC)

Police made an arrest in the attempted rape of a woman in Manhattan.

22-year-old Justin Ramirez is under arrest and facing a charge of rape.

The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. Monday near East 102nd Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem.

Police say the suspect followed a 31-year-old woman into her building and attempted to rape her as she climbed the stairs to her apartment.

The victim fought off her attacker, who fled on foot.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls are strictly confidential.

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