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Naked man tries to rape woman on Brooklyn street

FLATLANDS, Brooklyn — A naked man attempted to rape a woman on a Brooklyn street late Monday night, police said.

The woman was walking home near East 55th Street and Avenue J around 11:15 p.m. when a naked man grabbed her neck from behind, threw her to the ground and groped her, police said. She was able to free herself and run.

Police described the man as being 25-30 years old with a thin build. The NYPD Special Victims Unit is investigating and no arrests have been made.