NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A violent attack in midtown has police searching for suspect wanted for attempted rape.

Police say a man seen in a surveillance picture wearing an orange shirt, orange pants and white shoes, attacked a woman near 8th Avenue and 35th Street early Friday morning.

Police say the suspect, described as 6-foot-5 and about 300 pounds, tried to speak with the woman, then grabbed her arm, threw her on the ground a tried to rape her.

The woman managed to free herself and got away in a cab.  

If you have any information, call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or visit

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