Man in surgical mask sexually assaults woman in Manhattan alley: NYPD

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April 23, 2020 - 6:41 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police in Manhattan are searching for a masked man behind a sex attack on a woman in an alley near her apartment.

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The NYPD released video of a suspect in a black surgical mask on Thursday—hours after they say he attacked the woman.

Police from the 34th Precinct, which covers parts of Washington Heights and Inwood, said the 32-year-old woman had let the man into her apartment building around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, believing he lived there.

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After opening the door for the man, the woman began to head up the stairs. That’s when police say he grabbed her from behind and forced her into an alleyway beside the building.

The man tried to remove the woman’s pants before forcing her to perform a sex act on him, according to police.

The woman was taken to Allan Pavilion Hospital and eventually released.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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