Sleeping woman raped inside Chelsea apartment: police

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CHELSEA, Manhattan — Police are searching for the man accused of raping a woman inside her Manhattan apartment.

The 25-year-old victim was sleeping when the alleged attacker entered her apartment Thursday night, police said.

He allegedly climbed into her bed and sexually assaulted her. She later woke up and confronted the man, said police. He fled the scene.

The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment, police said.

Multiple reports say the woman may have left her apartment unlocked.

Police continue to investigate the attack.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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