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New Video Of Suspect In Attempted Sex Assault On F Train In Brooklyn

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Police say this man held a knife to the throat of a woman on the F train on Sept. 21, 2011. (credit: NYPD)

Police say this man held a knife to the throat of a woman on the F train on Sept. 21, 2011. (credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police said a man tried to sexually assault a woman at knifepoint inside a subway station in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning.

The woman was allegedly attacked while sitting on a southbound F train at 2:25 a.m. at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station.

Police said the suspect put his hand around the victim’s throat and brandished a knife. The man then allegedly took her pocketbook, which had an iPhone and money in it.

surveillance of brooklyn attempted rape suspect New Video Of Suspect In Attempted Sex Assault On F Train In Brooklyn

Surveillance of Brooklyn robbery, attempted rape suspect (credit: CBS 2)

Police said the suspect then demanded the victim remove her underwear, but no sexual assault was committed.

The suspect fled the train and was seen on video crossing the northbound platform at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station.

Police released a sketch of the suspect, whom they describe as a bald Black man between 45 and 50-years-old, around 5’10” and 200 lbs., with scruffy facial hair and a stocky build.

He was last seen wearing a maroon sweater, dark colored pants and dark colored work shoes.

Police do not believe this attack is related to a recent string of sexual assaults in Park Slope.

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