A man attempted to rape an intoxicated young woman who had passed out on a Lower East Side street, reports said.
The suspect was talking to the 21-year-old victim near Suffolk and Stanton streets at about 3 a.m. on Wednesday when she became unconscious, sources told DNAinfo.
He then took off his pants and underwear and laid on top of the woman, police said. The suspect fled when a passerby spotted the attempted rape and yelled at him.
The victim was taken to Beth Israel in stable condition, where she was treated and released.
Police describe the suspect a black male, 40 to 45 years old, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall, 180 pounds, with black hair and a beard. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information about this incident should call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.