Police search for armed sexual assault suspect in Queens

Cops say the sexual assault suspect was last seen wearing a light-blue t-shirt, shorts, sneakers and a baseball cap. (NYPD)
Cops say the sexual assault suspect was last seen wearing a light blue T-shirt, shorts, sneakers and a baseball cap. Credit: NYPD

Police are looking for an armed suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in Queens on Saturday.

The suspect followed the 46-year-old victim in the vicinity of Union Street in Flushing about 4:50 p.m., cops said. He forced his way into an undisclosed location and sexually assaulted the woman. The man had a firearm in his waistband, police said.

The woman was transported to Queens General Hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40s, between 6-foot and 6-foot-4, and weighing about 220 lbs. He was last seen wearing a light blue T-shirt, shorts, sneakers and a baseball cap.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.


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