NYC
11/14/2011 05:35 pm ET | Updated Jan 14, 2012

Police Release Video Of East Village Attempted Rape Suspect (VIDEO)

Police are hunting a man who is accused of trying to rape a 27-year-old woman in the East Village on Sunday.

The suspect is described at 5'9" and 170 pounds and was last seen forcing his way into the First Avenue East Village apartment where he attacked the young woman. (See video below).

Police say the man pushed the woman to the ground and attempted to rape her. She was able to fight him off and flee.

Anyone with any information should contact NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or visit WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.