NYPD: Man groped woman in elevator, choked her when she ran
NEW YORK (AP) — Police are looking for a man who followed a woman into a downtown Manhattan apartment building, sexually abused her in the elevator and then choked her after she tried to flee.
The New York Police Department says it happened around 8 a.m. Monday near East 20th Street and Avenue C.
Police say the man groped and kissed the 42-year-old woman in the elevator. They say when she ran out, he tried to pull her into a stairwell, got on top of her and choked her. She screamed, and he fled.
She was taken to a hospital in stable condition, with scratches on her neck.
Police released edited surveillance video of the suspect walking into the lobby — and, later, running out.