Police are searching for a man they said grabbed a woman after she exited a taxi and assaulted her in an alley.
According to cops, the 20-year-old woman was getting out of a yellow cab on East 58th Street.
The man grabbed her from behind and dragged her into a nearby alleyway, they said, then sexually assaulted her.
The attack happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.
The New York Daily News reported that the woman was an Australian tourist.
The suspect is described as male, black, 35 to 40, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information should call 800-577-TIPS.
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