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Woman Forced to the Ground and Raped on East Harlem Street, NYPD Says

By Dartunorro Clark | January 13, 2017 2:24pm | Updated on January 16, 2017 9:56am
 A good Samaritan scared the suspect away, police said.  
A good Samaritan scared the suspect away, police said.  
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EAST HARLEM — A woman was grabbed from behind and raped by an unknown assailant Monday, the NYPD said.

The 39-year-old old victim was walking down Second Avenue and East 116th Street around 1:30 a.m. when the suspect walked up behind her, grabbed her, forced her to the ground and raped her, police said.

Police said a good Samaritan came and scared the assailant away.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment.  

The suspect was described as male and 6 feet tall.

Nobody had been arrested as of Friday afternoon.