Police are searching for a man who tried to rape a woman early yesterday morning in the College Point section of Queens.

According to the NYPD, the incident took place around 4:45 a.m. near 121st Street and 23rd Avenue. The suspect is believed to have approached the 51-year-old victim from behind as she walked along 121st Street, told her he had a gun and said he was going to rape her. He then dragged her into a yard behind a residential building, where she fought him off while screaming for help.

The suspect, who fled on 121st Street, is described as 23-25 years old, 5'11" and 180 lbs, with a tattoo of a cross and Jesus on his right arm. He was last seen wearing a white tank top, dark colored jeans and yellow work boots. The authorities released surveillance video:

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.