NYPD seeking suspect who attempted to rape 24-year-old woman

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NEW YORK -- New York City police are asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected of attempted rape in Queens.

Police say it happened on Dec. 20 in the borough's Flushing section.

They say the suspect attempted to sexually assault a 24-year-old woman after grabbing her from behind and pulling her to the ground as she walked along 43rd Avenue.

Police say the woman was able to fend off her attacker who then fled.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).