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Police seek suspect in attempted rape

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SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Police are looking for a suspect who they say tried to rape early Sunday near 145th Road.

Around 1:15 a.m. Sunday, the 40-year-old victim was approached by the suspect, who allegedly pushed her to the ground, punched her several times in the face and attempted to rape her, according to police.

A nearby resident heard the victim’s screams, and the man fled the scene, according to investigators.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for bruises to her face, police said.

The suspect is described as a black male, around 30 years old, 5-foot-7 and approximately 175 pounds, police said.

He was last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt and dark, baggy jeans and possibly has a laceration to the hand, according to investigators.

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