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Woman choked unconscious, almost raped at Manhattan gay bar: cops

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly choked and almost raped a woman at a Midtown bar last Friday.

The 34-year-old victim was exiting the bathroom at Flaming Saddles bar on 9th Avenue when she was confronted by the suspect who choked her until she lost consciousness, threw her to the ground and took off her underwear, according to police.

The man ran off when he was interrupted by a security guard.

The suspect is described as 5'2"-5'4", between 35 and 45 years old and having dreadlocks.

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

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