Woman fights off would-be rapist in Queens

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Police said this man tried to rape a woman on a street in Astoria, Queens, early Sunday morning.
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A woman fought off an attempted rapist in Queens early Sunday morning, police said.

A 22-year-old woman was walking on 30 Avenue in Astoria when a man approached her from behind and pushed her to the ground about 3:25 a.m.

Police said the man then tried to rape the woman, but she fought with the suspect and he fled.

The woman sustained cuts and scratches on her legs and buttocks during the attack but refused medical attention at the scene.

Cops describe the man as Hispanic, in his early 30s, 5-foot-7 and weighing 145 pounds.

Police ask anyone with information about the attempted rape to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, submit a tip online or text 274637(CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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