NOPD searches for man wanted for attempted rape

NOPD searches for man wanted for attempted rape

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are looking for a man they say tried to rape a woman Saturday.

They say it happened at about 2 a.m. in the 1600 block of Mandeville Street.

Investigators say the man followed a 35-year-old woman as she walked down the street. He then grabbed her from behind and forced her to the ground. Police say the woman told them that he then tried to sexually assault her.

The victim struggled with the man, who eventually took off running westbound on Royal Street.

The man was described as having a thin build and dark brown complexion, clean shaven, low haircut, approximately 5'10" tall and about 150 to 160 pounds.

Call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 if you have any information.

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