NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man tried to rape a teenager in Brooklyn.

It happened around 1 p.m. Sunday inside a building on Foster Avenue in Midwood.

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Investigators say the man first exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl in a hallway.

Police are searching for a man accused of trying to rape a teenager in Brooklyn on Nov. 22, 2020. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

When the teenager tried to run away, the man grabbed her and knocked her to the ground.

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She was able to fight him off, and he ran out of the building and rode off on a moped.

The girl was not physically injured.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

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