A 38-year-old homeless man has been arrested for the attempted rape of a woman in Queens earlier this week, police said Saturday.
The suspect, Tyrone Brown, was nabbed shortly before 10 a.m, the NYPD said.
He’s charged with attempted first-degree rape, sex abuse and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.
Brown is accused of approaching a 30-year-old woman from behind as she was walking up the street stairwell leading from the 169th Street F train subway station near Hillside Avenue in Jamaica about 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, cops said.
The alleged assailant tackled the woman, put his hand under her skirt, pulled the victim’s tights down and attempted to rape her, authorities said.
The suspect fled after being seen by a passerby.
The victim refused medical attention, cops said.