NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for the man they say tried to rape a woman on a hiking trail in Queens.

Police say this man is wanted for questioning in connection to an attempted rape that happened in Forest Park, Queens, on July 25, 2020. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect.

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They say a 51-year-old woman was walking on Orange Trail in Forest Park around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say the suspect hit the woman in the head, then pushed her into some bushes, pulled her pants down and began choking her.

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The man ran away after the woman fought back and screamed for help.

She was treated and released from a local hospital.

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Anyone who 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