Police are searching for a suspect who attempted to rape a 14-year-old girl in Washington Heights Friday night. According to cops, the suspect followed the victim into her building around 8 a.m. Friday morning; the suspect attempted to rape the victim in the stairwell of the building, but she was able to fend off the attack, and the suspect fled. You can see surveillance video of the suspect below.

Police describe the suspect as 20-years-old, 5'5" tall with a thin build. He was wearing blue jeans and a white short sleeve collared shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, or send tips to the Crime Stoppers Website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.