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Police: Man Brandished Pocket Knife During Attempted Rape

Suspect Fled The Ozone Park Apartment When His Victim Fought Back
Police say this man attempted to rape a woman in her Ozone Park apartment. (Credit DCPI)

Police say this man attempted to rape a woman in her Ozone Park apartment. (Credit DCPI)

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NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — The NYPD has asked the public for help in tracking down a man wanted in connection with an attempted rape that took place in Ozone Park, Queens.

At 10 a.m. on Friday, December 13, the suspect gained entry to the victim’s apartment, brandished a pocket knife, and told her to take to her clothes off. The victim complied and undressed before struggling with the suspect for his knife.

The victim wrestled the knife away from the suspect who then displayed a second pocket knife and cut the victim on her wrist, and finger. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction with both pocket knives.

The suspect has been described as a black male in his early 20′s, he is approximately 5’10″ tall, weighs 180-lbs, has a dark complexion, and was wearing a black hoodie with white letters and blue long johns.

Anyone with information regarding this incident has been asked to contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS[8477]. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274367[CRIMES] and entering TIP577.

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