Police searching for man who choked, raped woman inside Bronx apartment building

BRONX, New York (WABC) -- An investigation is underway after a vicious rape took place Friday in the Bronx.

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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