EAST HARLEM, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- Police are searching for the man who attempted to rape a woman inside a Manhattan building early Saturday.
It happened at about 4:45 a.m. when the man entered the 22-year-old female victim’s vestibule in the vicinity of East 128 Street and Fifth Avenue in East Harlem.
The man tried to grab the victim’s buttocks, police said.
He then attempted to grab her throat and subdue her, authorities said.
Video surveillance shows the woman resist and fight back, grabbing the man's throat.
The individual fled East 128 Street toward Madison Avenue, said police.
The victim suffered a small cut on her chest, but refused medical attention, according to police.