NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A woman told CBS2 Friday evening about a horrific incident in which a man tried to strangle her sneaked up behind a woman on the Upper West Side.
The search continued for the man who attacked the woman around 4:55 a.m. Sunday on 78th Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue.READ MORE: 2 Women, 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In Times Square
Police said a 23-year-old woman was walking home from work near the Collegiate School when a man came up behind her, put his arm around her neck, his hand over her mouth and tried to choke her.
She was able to fight him off and the suspect fled, police said.
She suffered a bloody nose and pain to her neck and refused medical attention.