NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a man who allegedly tried to rape a 14-year-old girl in Washington Heights.

On Friday morning the suspect followed the victim into her building where he attempted to rape her but was fought off, the victim fled the scene.

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The suspect is a 20-year-old male, he is 5’5″ with a thin build. He was wearing blue jeans and a white, short-sleeved, collared shirt at the time of the attack according to police.

Anybody with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Crime Stopper’s Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or log into

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