The incident happened at about 6 a.m. Sunday at 241st Street and 148th Avenue in Rosedale.
The attacker entered the home by unknown means and fled the scene after the assault, according to investigators. No property was taken.
The NYPD described the suspect as a male black in his 30s wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
The victim was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
#exclusive #nypd #crime scene #detectives enter abandon home in #queens w protective gear. Authorities say it’s where someone #raped 78 yr old woman. The victim’s son was here, angry yelling “I just want to see my mom” The Victim is in the hospital #abc7ny @abc7ny pic.twitter.com/WKnCyz2GaE— Kemberly Richardson (@kemrichardson7) June 2, 2019
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