Police: ‘Fake’ cab driver attempted to sexually assault woman in front of her kids

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NEW YORK – The NYPD says a man claiming to be a cab driver tried to sexually assault a woman in front of her children early Sunday morning.

Authorities say the woman, with her three young children, hailed a dark sedan thinking it was a livery cab.

Investigators say she told the driver she wanted to go to a particular homeless shelter.

Instead, the man drover her to the back of the shelter, parked, and tried to sexually assault her.

Police say he also elbowed her 5-year-old child in the head and forcibly removed the 3-year-old from the car before speeding off.

Two of the kids were treated for minor injuries after the attack.

The suspect is still on the run.

Authorities have released a sketch, saying the man is Hispanic and possibly in his 40s.