A 30-year-old Wading River man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman at gunpoint and trying to rape her behind Wildwood Bowling Alley in Northampton this week, Southampton Town Police said.

Richard Rause was charged with attempted first-degree rape, criminal possession of a weapon and escape after authorities said fled from a detective’s vehicle after he was taken into custody.

Police said the victim fought off Rause, who allegedly punched her repeatedly, and called 911 to report the attempted sexual assault at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Southampton Town Police, Suffolk County police New York State police launched a manhunt that included K-9 officers and helicopters before the suspect was apprehended at his home, authorities said.

Rause, who was taken back into custody shortly after his alleged escape, police said.

Arraignment information for Rause was not immediately available.

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