Police: Man attempted to sexually assault woman inside BK elevator

A man is accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman inside the elevator of a Brooklyn apartment building, police say.



The incident happened on Jan. 1 inside the elevator of an apartment building in Ditmas Park around 10:30 p.m. 



Police say a 22-year-old woman was approached by a man inside the lobby of the building and the two got on an elevator after the man struck up a conversation.



After the two talked, police say the man grabbed the woman, threw her to the ground and attempted to pull off her pants.



She screamed and the suspect ran away once the elevator door opened.



Police say the two did not know each other. The woman was treated by EMS at the scene, but did not suffer any injuries.



The crime is being investigated by Brooklyn's Special Victims Squad.


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