NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD want your help finding the man they said tried to rape a woman in Lower Manhattan.
Police say the suspect started talking to a 25-year-old woman 9 p.m. Saturday on board a Manhattan-bound F train in Brooklyn. When she got off the train at Chambers Street, he continued to follow her on the street.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Intense Manhunt Continues; Sources Say Shooter Known To Police For Illegal Vending In Area
Police say when they got to Franklin Street near Broadway, police say the suspect shoved the woman into the vestibule of a building and tried to tear her clothes off and sexually assault her.READ MORE: Mother's Day Bliss: Moms Enjoy A Day Of Pampering, Family And Fine Foods At Various NYC Restaurants
The woman fought back, and the suspect ran off.MORE NEWS: Cyberattack Prompts Major Pipeline Operator To Halt Operations; What Will It Potentially Mean For Gas Prices?
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.