Police are looking for the man who broke into a New Haven apartment early Sunday morning and sexually assaulted a woman.
Police said the sexual assault happened on Dwight Street and was reported at 2 a.m. on Sunday.
The victim, a woman, told police she woke up to find a man was standing in her bedroom.
She was disoriented because she’d been asleep and was not sure if she knew the man, but the man turned out to be a stranger, according to police.
The intruder told the woman he had a knife, threatened her and forced her to perform a sexual act, the woman told police.
The woman, who said she never saw a knife, fought off the attacker and was able to get away, ran from the room and called out to her roommate.
The attacker fled and the woman locked the door behind him, police said.
Police believe the intruder got into the apartment through an unlocked back door and nothing was reported stolen.
Police are looking for a man in his late-20s to early 30s.
He is around 5-feet-8, has an average build and he has a deep voice.
He was wearing jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt, with the hood pulled over a baseball cap.