New York City suspect forced young woman into stairwell, raped her: police
New York City police officers are searching for a man who raped a 21-year-old woman in a stairwell on Saturday.
The sexual assault happened at a building near West 65th Street and West End Avenue around 1 a.m.
The man allegedly followed the young woman into the building and into an elevator, police said.
The suspect then forced the victim out of the elevator and into a stairwell, where he raped her.
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After the rape, the suspect was caught on surveillance video throwing out his jacket. The assailant then fled on foot.
The victim was transported to a hospital in stable condition.
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The assailant is believed to be 5 feet 8 inches tall and in his 30s.
Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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