By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating a frightening attack on an 18-year-old woman in Greenwich Village.

It happened around 12:30 p.m. on March 1 along East 8th Street between Mercer and Greene streets.

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Police said a man hit the woman with a hard object, then grabbed her by the throat.

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(Credit: NYPD)

There were no words exchanged before the attack.

Police said the victim suffered pain and bruising. She refused medical attention on the scene.

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The suspect took off in an unknown direction. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.

CBSNewYork Team