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Good Samaritan stops StuyTown sexual assault, police look for suspect

Posted: 8:02 PM, Jun 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-29 20:04:47-04

Police are looking for a man that tried to sexually assault a 20-year-old woman in StuyTown Saturday morning.

Authorities say it happened at 5:10 a.m. near Stuyvesant Oval where the victim was walking when she was approached from behind by a man that grabbed her neck. She resisted, but passed out and fell to the ground, according to police.

Officials say the men then attempted to sexually assault the woman, but a male witness came to the woman’s aid and called 911.

The suspect fled the scene, and was last seen running west on 17th Street toward 2nd Avenue. He was wearing a blue shirt and black jeans.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with abrasions.

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