NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are trying to identify a man wanted in connection to an attempted rape in Brooklyn early Saturday morning.
It happened around 1:20 a.m. near Battery Avenue and 86th Street.READ MORE: Commuters Say Traffic In New York City Is An Accident Waiting To Happen
According to police, the unidentified man approached a 41-year-old woman from behind and put her in a chokehold, then tried to sexually assault her.READ MORE: NYPD Hosts Block Party In Same Mount Eden Neighborhood Where Children Were Caught In Middle Of Gunfire
The victim was able to free herself. She refused medical attention.
An image of the suspect was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.MORE NEWS: Bear Spotted Roaming Connecticut Neighborhood
Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.