Surveillance Image Released In Attack Near West 64th Street

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police were searching Tuesday evening for a suspect who tried to rape a woman in Central Park the night before.

Around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, the victim – a 30-year-old woman — was walking near West 64th Street and West Drive in the park, police said.

Investigators said the man posed as a Good Samaritan trying to help the woman, but then attacked her and tried to rape her, CBS 2 reported.

He fled the scene when the woman screamed for help, police told CBS 2.

There were no injuries reported.

A surveillance image showed a shirtless man crossing a street. No detailed description of the suspect was released.

Anyone with information on the attack was asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS, log onto the Crime Stoppers Web site, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.

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