VIDEO: Man sought in attempted rape in Queens

Kimberly Dole
July 07, 2020 - 9:40 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD is searching for a man they said attempted to rape a woman in Queens on Monday.

The incident occurred at 8 a.m. near Gates and Cypress avenues in Ridgewood.

Police say a 37-year-old woman was heading home when a man approached her and then followed her into her building.

Once inside, the suspect pushed the victim to the floor and attempted to remove her clothing officials said.

She fought back and the suspect fled the building on foot to parts unknown.

Authorities released a surveillance video of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years of age.

Police urge anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).