Shocking video of attempted sex assault

A man tried to rape a woman on a sidewalk in the Windsor Terrace section of Brooklyn. The attempted sex assault was caught on a security camera.

The man can be seen approaching the woman from behind, knocking her to the ground, lifting her dress and pulling down her underwear as he repeatedly punches her.

The woman, 34, fights back while on the ground, kicking the man before he runs off.

The assault took place at about 4 a.m. Sunday on 16th St.

The hunt is on for the suspect.  He was described as white, curly black hair, approximately 20-30 years old, 5'11, and 180 lbs.  He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and slacks.

If you know anything about the assailant, you are encouraged to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers at any of the following. The NYPD says 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.