CHICAGO (STMW) — A man forced a woman into her Gold Coast apartment and raped her late Tuesday on the Near North Side.

The 31-year-old woman was sexually assaulted about 10:30 p.m. in her apartment in the 1300 block of North Dearborn Street, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Police said the man was outside the building and approached from behind as the woman attempted to enter, then forced her into her unit.

The mid-rise building did not have any obvious hiding places near the door.

The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Greer said.

“She seems like she is fine,” said the apartment manager. “She left the hospital this morning. She said she didn’t see the guy.”

The attacker is described as a man with an Eastern European accent, police said.

The apartment manager said there have not been any previous incidents of sexual assaults in the building.

Area Central detectives are investigating, but no one was in custody as of Wednesday night.

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