NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A search is underway for a man accused of attempted rape in Manhattan.
Investigators say the suspect followed a 32-year-old woman into her apartment building, where he allegedly punched her in the face and tried to take off her pants.READ MORE: Search For Answers After 91-Year-Old Nicholas Rappa Found Dead After Being Tied Up, Beaten, Possibly Suffocated In His Pelham Manor Garage
It happened Friday night around 9 p.m. on 149th Street in Hamilton Heights.READ MORE: New York Auto Show Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Delta Variant Concerns
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Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.