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police beat COMPILED BY JACOB KAYE AND ROBERT POZARYCKI
Police sources said the case was fi rst
Downtown Flushing, East
reported immediately aft er the incident
Flushing, Queensboro Hill,
happened. Sources familiar with the case
College Point, Malba,
reported that the sketch resulted through
Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay
new information recently obtained from
Law enforcement sources the victim
NYPD releases sketch of
was 28-year-old on the morning of the
suspect in Flushing rape
attack, which occurred aft er she and the
suspect separately disembarked from a
attempt from four years ago
Q15 bus in the area of 150th Street and
Special victims detectives in Queens
need the public’s help in fi nding the man
A short distance later, in front of a
who attempted to rape a woman nearly
home on 19th Avenue, the perpetrator
four years ago in Flushing.
approached the woman from behind and
Th e NYPD released on March 31 a
knocked her to the ground. Authorities said
sketch of the suspect wanted for the
he then grabbed the victim’s breasts over
attack, which occurred at about 12:40
her clothing, then attempted to rape her.
a.m. on the morning of July 4, 2017, in
But moments later, cops said, the suspect
abruptly fl ed the scene on foot in an
Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill East,
Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and the northern
part of Ozone Park
Firefi ghter hospitalized after battling
two-alarm blaze in Woodhaven
A two-alarm fi re in Woodhaven sent one fi refi ghter
to the hospital on Sunday.
Firefi ghters fi rst got a call about the blaze inside a
three-story home located at 84-11 86 Rd. around 7
unknown direction. Th e victim, meanwhile,
ran home and called 911, with the
109th Precinct initially responding to her
call for assistance.
Police said the victim refused medical
attention for her injuries.
Th e NYPD described her attacker as a
Hispanic man who was between 25 and 30
years of age at the time of the incident, standing
between 5 feet, 7 inches and 5 feet, 9
inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds.
He wore a dark T-shirt and long red shorts.
Anyone with information regarding
the attempted rape or the suspect’s
whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at
800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-
PISTA). You can also submit tips online
at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter
@NYPDTips. All calls and messages are
kept confi dential.
p.m. on Sunday, April 4, according to the authorities.
Around 100 FDNY members arrived at the scene
to battle the fi re, and got the fl ames under control
less than an hour later, around 7:50 p.m., according
to the FDNY.
“Smoke was pouring out of the building,” said a
witness who declined to give their name. “Th e fi re
department worked to put this fi re out really quickly.
It looked really bad for a while.”
One fi refi ghter was taken to a nearby hospital with
a minor injury.
Th e fi re marshal will determine the cause of the fi re.
Additional reporting by Lloyd Mitchell.
Arverne, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad
Channel, Neponsit, Rockaway Park, Rockaway
Beach and Roxbury
Cops seek woman who stabbed man
while riding the train in Broad Channel
Th e NYPD is looking for a woman who stabbed a man
while riding the subway in Broad Channel earlier this week.
Police say that on Tuesday, March 30, around 8 a.m., a
54-year-old man was riding a Manhattan-bound A train near
the Broad Channel subway station.
As the train pulled into the station, he became embroiled
in an argument with an unidentifi ed woman, cops said. Th e
woman then pulled out a sharp object and stabbed the man
several times in his arm and torso, according to the NYPD.
She then got off the train at the Broad Channel station and
fl ed to the street, according to the police.
EMS personnel arrived at the station and took the man to
St. John’s Hospital in stable condition.
Police could not confi rm what the dispute was about.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.