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Man arrested after allegedly beating wife’s would-be rapist to death

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NEW YORK CITY — A husband was arrested after he attacked his wife's would-be rapist, and killed him in a Bronx apartment building, police said Tuesday.

Police responded to a call about an assault and attempted rape at an apartment at 1240 Washington Ave. at 10:16 p.m., Monday.

The 51-year-old woman was inside her apartment when a man forced his way in and attempted to rape her, struck her and caused contusions to her forehead, and ripped her clothing off, according to police.

The woman screamed, fought him off and used her cellphone to alert her husband, Mamadou Diallo, 61, who was outside of the apartment at the time, police said.

Diallo faced the suspect, later identified as 43-year-old Earl D. Nash, in the hallway of the sixth floor and punched him multiple times.

When police arrived, they found Nash with severe head and body trauma.

EMS took him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Diallo was arrested and later charged with manslaughter.