Sex Crimes

Man hiding in bathroom stall grabs woman by throat, rapes her in Manhattan sports bar

In this image from a surveillance video provided by the New York Police Department, a suspect is seen walking near a New York sports bar, Saturday, April 11, 2015. The suspect walked into the basement bathroom of the Turnmill Bar on East 27th Street on Saturday and hid inside a stall, police said. He  allegedly then grabbed the 23-year-old woman, pulled her into a stall and raped her. (New York Police Department via AP)

In this image from a surveillance video provided by the New York Police Department, a suspect is seen walking near a New York sports bar, Saturday, April 11, 2015. The suspect walked into the basement bathroom of the Turnmill Bar on East 27th Street on Saturday and hid inside a stall, police said. He allegedly then grabbed the 23-year-old woman, pulled her into a stall and raped her. (New York Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

New York City police say a man hiding inside a bathroom stall in the ladies room of a Manhattan sports bar grabbed a woman by the throat and raped her.

Police say it happened Saturday night at the Turnmill Bar in the Kips Bay neighborhood on East 27th Street.

They say the suspect walked into the basement bathroom and hid inside a stall.

He then grabbed the 23-year-old woman, pulled her into a stall and raped her.

The suspect, who was described as 45 to 55 years old, fled the scene and was still on the loose Tuesday.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 800 577-TIPS.