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Woman Fights Off Would-Be Sex Attacker in Fulton Street Station, NYPD Says

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MANHATTAN — A woman fought off a would-be rapist in the Fulton Street subway station by biting into a hand he'd placed over her mouth and then kicking a nearby emergency intercom, police said.

The 21-year-old woman was inside the station near Nassau Street, which serves the A, C and J trains, and had just approached the turnstile about 11 p.m. on March 31 when the man grabbed her face and neck from behind and dragged her to the station's elevator, the NYPD said.

"I just want to love you, baby," said the suspect who was about 180 pounds and 5-foot-8, according to police.

The woman screamed, bit his hand and then kicked an emergency intercom near the elevator before he released her and ran away, police said.

The woman was not injured in the attack, the NYPD said.

The NYPD released surveillance footage of showing the attacker as he ran from the scene. He was wearing a gray hooded ski jacket, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).