NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are searching for the man they say tried to rape a woman on a hiking trail in Queens.
The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect.READ MORE: New York City Workers Must Be Vaccinated By Sept. 13 Or Face Weekly Testing, Mayor Says
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.READ MORE: Police: Woman Sexually Assaulted, Robbed After Being Thrown Down Stairs In Williamsburg
The man ran away after the woman fought back and screamed for help.
She was treated and released from a local hospital.MORE NEWS: Parents Rally On Staten Island, Call On NYC To Lift Mask Mandate For Public School Students This Fall
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 NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.