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Police arrest man who tried to rape a woman at Hell's Kitchen gay bar

attempted rape Police say they have arrested Ricardo Lambert on charges of attempted rape after he choked a woman leaving a bar restroom on Friday night.

Police have arrested a man they say tried to rape a woman Friday night as she left the bathroom at a gay bar in midtown Manhattan.


The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. at Flaming Saddles Bar on Ninth Avenue, police said. When the victim, a 34-year-old woman, exited the bathroom, she was choked by the suspect, later identified as Ricardo Lambert, until she became unconscious.


Lambert then threw the victim to the ground and took off her underwear, police said. He fled the scene after security spotted him.

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The NYPD released video surveillance of Lambert after the incident.

Lambert, 34, was arrested on Saturday on charges of attempted rape. His address released by the police is listed as a mental health facility. According to booking records, his bail is set at $250,000.

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