By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a Good Samaritan helped a woman escape a terrifying attack Wednesday in the Bronx.

It happened around 3:30 p.m. on a path near City Island and Shore roads.

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(Credit: NYPD)

Police said a man came up behind the 31-year-old woman, covered her nose and mouth and dragged her into a wooded area. The suspect allegedly pinned her down and started twisting her neck.

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The woman was able to scream, and a passing cyclist stopped to help. She was treated for scrapes and bruises to her arms, legs and back.

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Police released a sketch of her attacker Friday. Anyone with information 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