Good Samaritan stops man from sexually assaulting woman

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A man is accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman inside an alleyway near 90th Street and 5th Avenue. A man is accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman inside an alleyway near 90th Street and 5th Avenue.
BAY RIDGE -

A man stopped a rape suspect who attempted to sexually assault a 27-year-old woman in Brooklyn, police say.

The incident happened on August 25, around 1:40 a.m. inside an alleyway near 90th Street and 5th Avenue.

Police say the suspect forced the woman into the alley, threw her to the ground and tore off her clothes.

The suspect began to sexually assault the woman when a man saw what was happening and fought the suspect off.

Police say the two men got into a tussle before the suspect ran off.

The Good Samaritan stayed at the scene with the victim before police arrived.

Police have released surveillance video of the man.

Anyone who recognizes him is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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