Police: Man slashed woman’s neck during attempted rape

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Police are looking for a predator who they say slashed a woman’s neck as he attempted to rape her in Bushwick on Sunday.

The 25-year-old victim was at Wyckoff Avenue and Starr Street at around 5 am when the guy jumped her from behind, put a sharp object to her throat, and told her to bend over, cops said.

The woman struggled, yelled for help, and eventually broke free — finding refuge in a nearby store — but the attacker cut a 4-inch laceration her neck during the tussle, according to a police report.

The victim later went to Wyckoff Hospital, where she is now in a stable condition, authorities said.

Police describe the suspect as a 20 to 30-year-old man, standing 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9, and weighing 170 to 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and red baseball cap, a long-sleeve black shirt, and dark pants, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about the crime to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at, or text 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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