Police search for man who dragged woman under LIRR train trestle in Queens, hit her on head, raped her

JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- Police are searching for the man who brutally attacked and raped a woman in Queens.

Officials said the man dragged the 22-year-old victim underneath a Long Island Railroad train trestle near Tuskegee Airmen Way and 157th Street in Jamaica around 2:40 a.m. Saturday.

He then allegedly struck her on the head with a hard object and sexually assaulted her.

He fled in an unknown direction.

The victim was treated for a contusion to the back of the head at a nearby hospital.

Residents are not surprised this happened in their neighborhood. They told Eyewitness News that at that hour of the night, it's not safe for anyone to be walking alone.

"It's dangerous over here. It's dark walking through that way. It's very dark. I don't like walking through there," one resident said.

Police described the attacker as a heavyset black man in his 40s who's approximately 5-foot-8. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored cap or du-rag on his head, white shirt and dark-colored pants.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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