The woman was at home in the 4800 block of Prytania Street around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when she found a stranger inside, said NOPD Officer Hilal Williams, a departmental spokeswoman. She told him to leave and tried to get away from him, but “a struggle ensued at which time the subject attempted to sexually assault the victim,” Williams said.
The woman began to scream, and her attacker left, Williams said.
Further details about the case or about the suspect were not released. Williams said the investigation is ongoing.