Police searching for attempted rape suspect in Harlem

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HARLEM (WPIX)— The NYPD is looking for a man that tried to rape a woman in Harlem. According to police, the 22 year-old woman was walking near West 118th street and Lenox Avenue Sunday at approximately 7pm when a man attacked her. The man, armed with a gun, threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her, said police.

Cops say a passerby helped thwart an attempted rape in Harlem.

Cops say a passerby helped thwart an attempted rape in Harlem.

But a good samaritan intervened and stopped the attack. The man ran away, said police.

According to the NYPD, the attacker is a black man between 30 and 35 years-old. He is 5’9″ to 5’10” and was wearing a black hoodie and black bubble jacket.

Anyone with information on this attempted rape is asked to call the NYPD. Their Crime Stoppers hotline is 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls are confidential. People can also log onto their website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637(CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.


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  • UPACA Site 7

    On Monday we went from no water to no hot water in a matter of hours. It is now Thursday morning, No Hot Water signs are throughout the building, and we are still forced to boil water to wash our face or bathe. This is consistent with this build and the rent is steadily increasing. This is ridiculous! There are elderly and small children throughout this building. Every other week management are always making some repairs to the boiler. As a result, we are always without hot water. It is freezing outside and the heat isn’t on. Additionally, most apartments have heat. Collectively we call our building management, Manhattan North Management Company, 212-996-0200, as well as 311 but the problem still persist. Please help us!

    I am a tenant at UPACA site 7 and our address is 1900 Lexington Avenue between 118th and 119th streets and Lexington Avenue.

    They have money to build store fronts under our building but not to replace a boiler. Enough is enough!

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