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Cops seek public's help in apprehending Ozone Park attacker

Cops are seeking help in locating a man who gained entry to the apartment of an Ozone Park woman, held a pocket knife to her neck and forced her to disrobe and cut her left wrist and right ring finger as the two grappled for the weapon about 10 a.m. Friday.

The woman wrestled the knife away from her attacker, only to have him brandish another pocket knife, which the would-be rapist used to slash her, before retrieving the other weapon and fleeing the scene, according to the NYPD.

Anyone with information about the man, who was wearing a black hoody with white lettering, blue long johns and who is believed to be in his early 20s, is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS, text a tip to 274367 and enter TIP577 or submit their tip to NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

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