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Cops seek man who cut woman's throat, sexually assaulted her in Hempstead

Detectives want the public's help in finding the man who cut a woman's throat, then sexually assaulted her Friday in Hempstead, Nassau County police said.

The man approached the victim, 28, near Jackson Street and Terrace Avenue at 4:30 a.m., police said, and after he started talking to her, he used a box cutter to cut her in the neck.

He then took her into an alley, where he sexually assaulted her before running away, police said.

The victim called 911 and was taken to a hospital, where she was in stable condition Friday, police said.

The attacker appeared to be 6 feet 1 inch tall and wore a white hooded sweatshirt and jeans, police said. 

Detectives ask anyone with information to call 911 or Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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