Police hunt rapist in Flushing attack

By TimesLedger

Police were looking for a man wanted in the rape of a 51-year-old woman who was ambushed in Flushing early Sunday morning as she walked along the Horace Harding Expressway.

The attack took place in the rear of 60-07 168th St., where the suspect approached the woman from behind, put her in a chokehold and threw the semi-conscious victim to the ground before sexually assaulting her, the NYPD said. The unidentified man got into a dark-colored, four-door Honda Civic and fled westbound on the expressway.

The authorities released a sketch and photograph as part of the effort to arrest the suspect, described as a black man in his 40s, 6-feet-tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He has a slim build and is clean shaven and was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweater and dark jeans.

The NYPD’s Queens Special Victims Squad is investigating the attack.

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