NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police hope newly released surveillance video will help track down a man accused of attempted sexual assault in Stuyvesant Town.
The attack happened around 5:10 a.m. Saturday near Stuyvesant Oval.READ MORE: Newborn Twins Found Dead In Queens, Mother In Custody
Police said the suspect grabbed a 20-year-old woman by the neck, causing her to lose consciousness.READ MORE: COVID On Long Island: Oyster Bay Offers Saliva-Based COVID Testing As Town Continues On Road To Reopening
He then tried to rape her, but a Good Samaritan intervened and called 911, police said.
The victim was treated for scrapes to her forehead, neck and elbows.MORE NEWS: On Day Of Beloved Father's Funeral, Long Island Family Says They Learned Someone Else Was Buried In His Plot
Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to call NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.