The victim of said she's angry about the terrifying incident—but that anger is directed at her attacker, not the cops who let him go.
According to reports, a good Samaritan was able to chase down and hold onto the suspect as two officers from the 72nd Precinct responded, then eventually released the man—a move which has from community activists and a local poltician.
The officers——reported they waited for the victim to return since she had already left the scene. An acquaintance went to look for her as well, but the woman didn't come back, so the cops let the suspect loose.
"They did the right thing. They followed protocol," the 22-year-old woman told CBS 2.
"I wasn’t around," the victim told the news station. “I don’t blame that at all if they caught the right person and it was him. That’s why people should work with police the best they can.”
The attack——occured around 5:20 a.m. at 16th St. between 4th and 5th avenues as the woman walked from the 4th Ave.-9th St. subway station.
“I didn’t see it coming,” the victim said to CBS 2, adding she screamed and people within earshot came to her aid.
The victim said she was confident her attacker will be caught.
“They’re definitely going to get the guy,” she said.