NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested after police said he lured a woman to Riverside Park and raped her.
Anthony Camillo was arrested on rape, strangulation and other charges, police said.READ MORE: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
Police said just after midnight Saturday, Camillo met a 24-year-old woman on board a Brooklyn-bound F train and told her his friend could offer her a ride to Brooklyn, but that they had to meet him inside the park.
Once at the park, police said he choked the woman, forced her to the ground and raped her. The woman screamed for help and Camillo fled.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Inwood Robbery, Shooting That Left Milton Grant, 34, Dead
Police responded to the scene and caught Camillo nearby. The victim was taken to the hospital where she was treated for injuries.
Park goers were shocked.
“I wouldn’t come here late at night,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Darius Radzius.MORE NEWS: Connecticut Becomes 19th State To Legalize Recreational Marijuana
The NYPD has stepped up patrols in the park after a string of muggings carried out by teenagers.