Man attempted to rape woman in Harlem building stairwell: cops

A man followed a 40-year-old woman into her Harlem apartment building and tried to rape her in the stairwell, police said Sunday.

The woman managed to fight off the unidentified man, and the two tumbled down the stairs.

The man took off on foot after the scuffle that happened just before 6 a.m. Saturday near 148th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.

Authorities released a photo of a suspect, who was last seen wearing a striped red, white and black puffy jacket and a hooded sweatshirt and may have scratches on his face.

The woman was treated at Harlem Hospital for injuries on her back and hand. Her identity wasn’t released.

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