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Video released of suspect in Manhattan rape attempt

July 8, 2012 3:22:49 PM PDT
The NYPD has released video of a man suspected of attempted rape in Manhattan.

Investigators say surveillance cameras captured the video shortly after the attempt in Washington Heights on Friday.

The man allegedly followed a 14-year-old girl into her building around 8 a.m.

He then tried to sexually assault her in a stairwell.

She fought him off, and he fled the scene.

Police say he is about 20 years old, approximately 5-foot-5, with a thin build.

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