The hunt was on Monday for the Astoria attacker who robbed and sodomized a woman at knifepoint, police said.
The 27-year-old victim managed to run off and scream for help as her attacker fled on foot toward Ditmars Boulevard -- but by midday Monday, the neighborhood was still buzzing with news of the Sunday night attack.
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Local politicians, meanwhile, decried the attack and promised to closely monitor the case to avoid a repeat of a 2006 case in which a man accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl skipped out on $50,000 bail and has yet to be recaptured.
"That's why we want to be in court," said City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., who represents Astoria, "so no bail is set on this animal."