NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Friday were asking for the public to help them find a suspect who allegedly attempted to rape a woman in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Around 12:30 a.m. Friday, the 20-year-old woman was walking down St. Mark’s Avenue near Underhill Avenue in Brooklyn, when the suspect came up to her from behind, grabbed her by the waist, and covered her mouth with his hand, police said.

The suspect hurled the victim to the ground and tried to rip her clothes off, but fled when she fought back, police said.

The suspect was described as a black male about 19 years old, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and weighing about 160 pounds.

Police have released surveillance video of a suspect.

Anyone with information was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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