Man attempted to rape a woman inside Lower East Side apartment building, the NYPD says

The man followed the woman into the elevator of her apartment building.

Police are searching for a man who attempted to rape a woman in an apartment building on the Lower East Side Saturday afternoon, the NYPD said.

The woman, 24, reported to police that the man followed her into the elevator of her building, located near Stanton and Pitt streets, at around 3:20 p.m.

Police said the man began groping the woman when the elevator reached her floor. He pushed her against the wall, fondled her and followed her to her apartment, police said.

The man fled when another man inside the woman’s apartment came out, cops said.

Police describe the man as 16 to 20 years old, 130 pounds and 5-foot-2 to 5-foot-4.

Nicole Brown