Police released horrifying surveillance video of the suspect, who they say choked a 27-year-old woman unconscious and then raped her.
The attack happened Friday around 3:30 p.m. inside an apartment building near Davidson Avenue and West 190th Street.
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The suspect fled the scene on foot going southbound on Davidson Avenue.
Police say the victim suffered cuts to her nose and mouth. She was taken to a nearby hospital by EMS.
The suspect is described as wearing a multi-colored du-rag, a black hooded sweater, black jeans and black and white sneakers. The suspect also had on a red and black backpack.
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Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
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