HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman on Long Island.
Investigators say the man also cut the woman’s throat with a box cutter.READ MORE: Hip Hop Legends Will Headline Concerts In The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn And Queens For NYC Homecoming Week
It happened around 4:30 a.m. Friday. The 28-year-old victim was walking near Jackson and Terrace Avenues in Hempstead when a man approached her and tried to strike up a conversation, according to Nassau County Police. Then he pulled out a box cutter and cut her throat, took her into an alley and sexually assaulted her.READ MORE: Amid COVID Setbacks And Mask Mandates, Some Feeling Sense Of Deja Vu
The suspect ran off, but the victim managed to call 911. Emergency responders took her to the hospital where she is in stable condition.
Police describe the suspect as about 6’1″ with a slim build, a white hoodie, and blue jeans.MORE NEWS: Deadline Arrives To Apply For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
Anyone with any information is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.