Armed Man Allegedly Tries to Rape Ex, Escapes Police

Police are looking for a man they say tried to rape his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint inside his Holmesburg home early Monday morning.

Philadelphia Police say 57-year-old Albert DiPrimeo held a gun to the head of his ex and demanded sex while she was at his home on the 7900 block of Marsden Avenue overnight.

The woman was able to escape DiPrimeo's grip and run to a neighbor's house, where she called 911.

SWAT and police were called to the scene, where it was initially believed the suspect had barricaded himself inside his home with a gun.

About two hours after they arrived, police noticed DiPrimeo's car was missing and made their way inside the house. The house was empty.

Now police are looking for DiPrimeo.

They say DiPrimeo has a long rap sheet. His most recent arrest was in 2010 for illegal possession of a firearm.

Neighbors tell NBC10 that DiPrimeo has been a troublesome neighbor since he moved into his home in February.

Anyone with information on DiPrimeo's whereabouts is urged to call Philadelphia Police. He is considered armed and dangerous.


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