Suspect charged with trying to rape woman in Bronx stairwell

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest in connection with a violent attack in the Bronx.

30-year old Rudell Caldwell is charged with attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment.

He is accused of trying to rape a woman inside an apartment building stairwell in Melrose May 12.

Police said he followed the 26-year old victim into the building in the vicinity of Wales Avenue and East 151 Street.

The woman managed to fight off the attack and the suspect fled.

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