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Rape attempt in W. 14th St. subway station

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | A man tried to rape a woman on the subway platform at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue one night last month, according to police.

Cops said that on Fri., Jan. 14, around 11:30 p.m. the suspect approached a 45-year-old female straphanger at the 1/2/3 station.

A police sketch of a man who allegedly tried to rape a woman in the West Side I.R.T. station at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue. (Courtesy N.Y.P.D.)

He proceeded to punch the victim in the arm, throw her to the floor and try to rape her. When other passengers intervened, the woman fled onto a northbound train. She refused medical attention.

Police released a sketch of the alleged suspect.

Police ask that anyone with information call the N.Y.P.D.’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted on the Crime Stoppers Web site at or on Twitter at @NYPDTips. All tips are strictly confidential.

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