More Details Emerge About Sunday’s NYPD Helicopter Pursuit

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Much of the Lower East Side was rudely awakened early Sunday morning at the pounding reveille of a circling NYPD chopper. We later learned that police were in pursuit of a suspect wanted for sexual assault. More details about the incident are starting to emerge, namely that the crime occurred on the sidewalk outside 87 Attorney Street, a quiet stretch of land in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge.

A Boogie reader sent in the following report of what happened:

An attempted rape occurred at 7am Sunday morning. On the sidewalk just to the south of 87 Attorney St.

Residents in 87 attorney heard the screaming one person started yelling at the man from above while another tried to chase him but the suspect fled. The man was wearing a black hoody and gloves.

The police officer reported to me at 2pm Sunday that the the woman was still in the hospital and was unable to give a description yet of the man, but once they have more information they will post fliers.

The perp is still reportedly at large.  Drop a line if you have more information.

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