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The NYPD has released video footage of a man who attempted to sexually assault a 27-year-old woman on a Flushing street last month.

Law enforcement sources said the attempted rape occurred at 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 in the vicinity of Barclay Avenue and Union Street.

According to police, the perpetrator — described as a man standing between 5 foot 3 and 5 foot 6 inches tall, weighing between 130 and 160 pounds — approached the victim, wrapped his arms around her and pulled her to the ground. He then proceeded to unbutton his pants.

Before he could do anything, authorities noted, the woman managed to flee the scene. The incident was later reported to the 109th Precinct and the Queens Special Victims Squad, which is conducting the investigation.

On Sept. 14, police released this video showing the suspect exiting from an escalator at the Flushing-Main Street station just before the attack occurred. The perpetrator was last seen wearing a red plaid button-down shirt, a light colored baseball cap, dark colored jeans, a dark colored backpack and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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