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Police hunt would-be rapist foiled by witness in Williamsburg

Police are looking for a man they said attempted to rape a woman on a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, street last week before a witness thwarted the attack.

Williamsburg brooklyn rape Police are looking for a man they said attempted to rape a woman on a Williamsburg, Brooklyn, street last week.
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Police are looking for a man they said attempted to rape a woman on a Brooklyn street last week before a witness thwarted the attack.

A 27-year-old woman was walking along Graham Avenue towards Scholes Street in Williamsburg about 4:20 a.m. when the suspect grabbed her from behind, police said.

Cops said the suspect then threw her to the ground, struck her head against the pavement and attempted to rape her.

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Police said a witness stopped to intervene as the man tried to take off the woman's clothes. The suspect fled.

The woman was taken to Woodhull Hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as a black man in his early 30s, between 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet tall and about 170 pounds, police said. He had short hair and was clean-shaven.

Cops ask anyone with information about the attempted rape to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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