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A man has been captured by a home security camera standing outside a woman's house as he told her "I want to rape you and kill you".

Chilling footage shows the bearded man staring down the lenses of a ring doorbell at a property in Las Vegas, US, as he threatens to assault the woman, named as Amanda Nowak, inside.

The man, who is seen standing outside on the porch, initially knocks on the door before he is seen peering through it during the incident on Wednesday night.

The man can be heard talking to himself as he repeatedly says: "Are you sure? Are you positive? I just have a few questions for you.”

Chilling footage shows the moment a man stands outside a woman's house threatening to rape her
(Image: Facebook)

Terrified Ms Nowak said in a post on social media she was home alone so she hid inside and called 911, who stayed on the phone with her during the disturbing ordeal, according to CBS-affiliate KLAS-TV.

She said the man, in a t-shirt and shorts, talked to himself and eventually left, before returning once more.

At that point her husband tunes in remotely and asks: "Who are you?"

The man chillingly stares at the camera as he replies: "What I am looking for is for the girl that's in the house to come out here because I am going to rape her and kill her."

The man chillingly stares down the camera as he threatens to assault the woman
(Image: Facebook)

He went on and said: "Can you have her open the door? I am going to rape and kill the girl that's on the other side of this door," the man continued, "if she lets me in. I want to rape her and kill her. I have a knife and a gun."

The man is then seen in the video, which has racked up 2.5m views, walking away towards the street as he keeps talking to himself and repeating "are you sure?"

Ms Nowak shared the video wrote in a post and said: "The power of community using social media is strong and this proves so! Thank you everyone! I'm just glad he's off the streets, and can't harm anyone else."

She went on to warn others to "Lock your doors friends!!" after the frightening incident.

The man has been taken into custody after reportedly being recognised by a person who came across the video.

He is being held on charges of stalking, coercion and obstructing a police officer.