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Florida man, 34, captured after cops say he’s seen attempting to rape woman

Fox News 2018-08-06 02:22:43
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Attempted rape caught on tape in New York City

NYPD arrest suspect after the incident was caught on surveillance video.

A Florida man was arrested on Saturday after police said he was captured on surveillance video attempting to rape a woman who was entering her New York City apartment. 

Christopher Prusa, 34, faces a slew of charges including attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment and attempted assault.

On Friday, a 21-year-old woman was unlocking her apartment door in the Woodside section of Queens around 4 a.m. Friday when a man, believed to be Prusa, approached her from behind and grabbed her arms to pull her toward him.  

The woman, who was not identified, was able to break free from the man’s grips and ran from the area. The man also fled the area on foot.

Authorities put out the surveillance video on Saturday and arrested Prusa the next day. Police said Prusa lives in Port St. Lucia, Fla. It’s unclear why the 34-year-old was in New York City.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @bykatherinelam