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.READ MORE: NYC 'Strongly Recommends' Masks In Public Indoor Spaces, As Omicron Variant Reaches North America
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.READ MORE: New Jersey Officials Monitoring Omicron Variant, But Say Delta Is Still A Concern As Travel Picks Up
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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