Attempted rape in Union Square

- The NYPD is on the hunt for a man who tried to sexually assault a 63-year-old woman inside a public bathroom in Union Square Park. The attempted rape occurred at about 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, October 18. The victim told cops she was inside the bathroom when the man confronted her and demanded that she perform a sex act. The woman fought off the attacker by biting him in the left hand, said police. He then fled. The woman was treated at a local hospital for pain.

The suspect is described by police as black, approximately 30 years old, with a thin build, short hair and a long goatee.

He was last seen wearing a green army camouflage jacket, an orange hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and a backpack.

Cops released a sketch of the suspect Tuesday.

If you recognize him or know anything about the assault that could help police make an arrest, please contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following. All calls/texts remain confidential.

1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.


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