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Woman suffers skull fracture as she fights would-be rapist on Upper West Side

A woman was hospitalized with a skull fracture after a man attacked her as she walked to her Upper West Side home, authorities said Thursday.

The 37-year-old victim was dropped off by an Uber driver on Central Park West and W. 83rd St. at about 11 p.m. Wednesday and was walking to her home when a stranger grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

The suspect tried to take off her clothes, but the woman fought back, possibly injuring him, police sources said.

A nearby doorman saw the attack and ran over, scaring off the attacker, who was last seen running down Central Park West.

The woman was brought to an area hospital for treatment, police said.

The Manhattan Special Victims Squad is investigating the assault as an attempted rape.

Cops were looking for the attacker Thursday. He is described as black, in his 30s, about 6 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and khaki shorts.

Anyone with information regarding this attack is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls are kept confidential.

source: nydaily

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