Police: Man sexually assaults woman in Bushwick

Police are searching for a man they say sexually assaulted a 36-year-old woman and then tried to rape her.



They say it happened at around 1 a.m. Friday in Bushwick.



Officials say the man approached the woman from behind along Starr Street near Irving Avenue.



When the victim resisted and screamed for help, a neighbor heard her and yelled out his window, police say. The attacker then ran away.



The woman was taken to Woodhull Hospital and evaluated.


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