NYPD releases new photo of Flushing attempted rape suspect


| lguerre@queenscourier.com |

Photo courtesy NYPD
Photo courtesy NYPD

The NYPD has released a new photo of a suspect, who they believe allegedly grabbed a woman, threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her on Friday, November 1 in Flushing.

The 23-year-old victim was followed from a bus stop around Melbourne Avenue and Kissena Boulevard at about 4:45 a.m. The suspect then grabbed her by the throat, shoved her to the ground and punched her in the head, police said.

The suspect allegedly attempted to rape the Asian woman, but fled when a witness heard the victim’s screams for help. The witness yelled to the attacker that he had called 9-1-1, according to police.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 30 years old, 5 foot 5 inches to 5 foot 8 inches, 150 to 170 pounds with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and dark jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
 

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