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Mother beats back attempted rapist using bicycle pump while walking 8-month-old in Fort Tryon Park

A mother beat back an attempted rapist with a bicycle pump while walking her 8-month-old in Fort Tryon Park Friday morning.

attempted rape fort tryon park A mother beat back an attempted rapist, pictured, with a bicycle pump while walking her 8-month-old in Fort Tryon Park Friday morning.
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A mother beat back an attempted rapist with a bicycle pump while walking her 8-month-old in Fort Tryon Park Friday morning.

Police said the 33-year-old mother was pushing her child in a stroller along the park bike path near the Henry Hudson Parkway when a man called out to her from behind around 9 a.m.

Emerging from the wooded area near the path, the man approached the woman with a broken bottle in his hand.

The man struggled with the mother and they both fell to the ground, police said.

She was able to fend off the attack by smacking the man with a bicycle pump across the right side of his head, causing a laceration.

The man then fled in an unknown direction before officers arrived.

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned Hispanic male roughly 35 years old, 5'9" and 160 pounds. He was described as wearing a blue thermal shirt and blue jeans during the attack, police said.

Police ask anyone with information about the attack to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

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