ARRESTED: Cops nab suspect in stairwell sex attack

February 24, 2019 - 12:58 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police have arrested a 16-year-old who they say tried to rape a woman in the stairwell of a Manhattan apartment building.

The NYPD released surveillance video of the suspect on Sunday. Hours later they said they'd made an arrest.

Police say a 40-year-old woman was returning to her home near Broadway and 148th Street on Saturday morning when a man followed her into her Hamilton Heights building.

The man grabbed her from behind as she walked up the stairs and tried to rape her, according to police.

The woman was able to fight him off and both of them tumbled down the stairs, police said.

The woman was taken to Harlem Hospital with back and hand injuries.

The teen was charged with attempted rape, assault and burglary.