NYPD: Man gropes, chokes woman in Manhattan building

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If you have any information about this man, contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477.

NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a man who followed a woman into a downtown Manhattan apartment building, sexually abused her in the elevator and then choked her after she tried to flee.

The man groped and kissed the 42-year-old woman in the elevator around 8 a.m. Monday near East 20th Street and Avenue C, the New York Police Department said. When she ran out, he tried to pull her into a stairwell, got on top of her and choked her, police said. She screamed, and he fled.

She was taken to a hospital in stable condition, with scratches on her neck.

Police released edited surveillance video of the suspect walking into the lobby — and, later, running out.


If you have any information, contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477 (English) or 888-577-4782 or www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.