Man Tried to Rape NYU Student in SoHo Building, Sources Say

By Andrea Swalec and Trevor Kapp  on October 11, 2013 8:24am  | Updated on October 11, 2013 3:45pm

 Cops say this man tried to rape a woman in the lobby of her SoHo building this week.
Cops say this man tried to rape a woman in the lobby of her SoHo building this week.
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SOHO — A man tried to rape an NYU student inside the lobby of her Thompson Street building earlier this week, sources said.

The suspect grabbed the 20-year-old woman from behind as she entered the building between Spring and Prince streets at 1:15 a.m. Oct. 8, police said.

He put her in a choke hold and tried to rape her, police said.

The suspect fled with the woman’s bag. She was taken to a local hospital with injuries to her face, police said.

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