A man tried to rape a woman at knifepoint inside her Ozone Park apartment Friday morning, then cut his victim as she stopped his attack, police said.
The suspect gained entry inside the 27-year-old victim’s home around 10 a.m., placed a pocket knife to her neck and told the woman to take her clothes off, according to police. The victim complied and undressed, but then, in a struggle with the suspect, was able to wrestle away his knife.
He then pulled out a second pocketknife and cut the victim on her left wrist and right ring finger, police said. The suspect was able to take back the first pocket knife before fleeing the apartment in an unknown direction.
Police describe the suspect as a black man in his early 20’s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with a dark complexion. He was wearing a black hoodie with white letters and blue long johns.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or can text their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.
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