Violent purse snatching shows knife struggle in Queens

JACKSON HEIGHTS, Queens (WABC) -- A violent attempted robbery in the lobby of a Queens apartment building was caught on camera.

The video released by police shows the attacker grabbing a woman in her Jackson Heights building and trying to steal her bag while pulling out a knife.

The two struggled over the bag, eventually stumbling out the front door where the woman was able to scream for help.

The suspect ran away empty handed.

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