Police search for man accused of sexually assaulting woman in stairwell of East Village apartment

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EAST VILLAGE (PIX11) -- The NYPD is asking the public's help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted rape in the East Village early Sunday morning.

Police say the suspect followed a 22-year-old woman into an apartment building on East 6th Street around 6:06 a.m. and sexually assaulted her in the stairwell.

The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned male, approximately 25 years old, 180 pounds, with short hair. He was wearing a dark baseball cap, black bubble jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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