A doorman took this picture of a man allegedly trying to rape a woman on the Upper West Side.

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Suspect Apprehended In Brutal Upper West Side Attack

July 06, 2018 - 7:59 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A suspect has been arrested in a brutal attempted rape on the Upper West Side.

The attack was broken up by a doorman.

It happened on July 4, around 11 p.m. The doorman at 83rd Street and Central Park West heard a woman screams and then saw a man trying to rip off a woman's dress before stomping on her head. He intervened, and took a picture of the suspect as he fled the scene.

Cops later arrested 32-year-old Desmond Smith.

Residents were rattled by the attack in their neighborhood.

"It is shocking, you never know in New York City. It doesn't matter what neighborhood you live in, what time of day it is," one woman said.

Cops say Smith punched and even bit the 37-year-old victim. She was taken to the hospital to be treated for cuts and a fractured skull.