Woman fights off rape attempt in her own Ozone Park apartment

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Police said this man, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, tried to rape a woman in her Ozone Park, Queens, apartment Friday morning. The man, believed to be in his early 20s, was wearing a black hoodie with white letters and blue long johns.
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A 27-year-old woman fought off a rape attempt in her Queens apartment after being ordered to strip at knifepoint Friday morning, police said.

A man, described as black and in his early 20s, got inside the woman’s Ozone Park apartment around 10 a.m. and put a pocket knife to her neck, ordering her to take off her clothes.

The woman complied, police said, but struggled with the man for the knife, which she was able to wrestle away from him.

The man wielded a second pocket knife, cutting the woman on her left wrist and right ring finger during another struggle.

Police said the man retrieved the first knife before the woman was able to push him out into the hallway and shut her door.

The man fled in an unknown direction.

He is described as black, roughly 5-foot-10, 180 pounds and has a dark complexion. Police said he was wearing a black hoody with white letters and blue long johns.

Cops ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online.

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