Woman Fights Off Attacker in Disturbing Queens Subway Assault

A 20-year-old woman bravely fought off a violent assailant who attempted to rape her on a subway platform in Queens, New York. The incident occurred at approximately 12:10 a.m. on Saturday at the 169th Street station in Jamaica. The victim had just exited an F train when the perpetrator followed her onto the platform.

Once inside the mezzanine, the assailant launched a vicious attack, repeatedly punching the woman in the face. Despite the blows, she courageously tried to shield herself by covering her head. In a desperate struggle, she managed to resist the assault and screamed for help, catching the attention of a security guard stationed at the station.

The security guard swiftly intervened, causing the attacker to flee towards 168th Place. While specific details regarding the encounter between the guard and the suspect remain undisclosed, the guard’s timely intervention likely prevented further harm to the victim.

Following the incident, the victim was transported to a local hospital, where she is currently in stable condition. However, as of Thursday, the suspect remains at large. Authorities have described the assailant as approximately 5-foot-10, last seen wearing a white tank top, light blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and orange and white sneakers.

The NYPD is urging anyone with information about this disturbing crime to come forward. Tips can be provided to the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish at 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Additionally, tips can be submitted online through the Crime Stoppers website at https://crimestoppers.nypdonline.org/ or via the NYPDTips app.

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