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Woman Fought Off Would-Be Rapist on Flushing Street: NYPD

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July 13, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A 43-year-old woman fought off a would-be rapist who attacked her on a Flushing street Saturday.

The woman was walking on the sidewalk in the vicinity of 27th Avenue and 146th Street when the man grabbed her from behind at around 5 p.m., according to police.

The victim was pushed to the ground by the man who then attempted to remove her clothing, police said.

The woman fought back, and the suspect decided to flee, police said.

The woman did not sustain any injuries, police said.

Police have released video and photos of the suspect.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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