Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for allegedly attempting to rape a jogger as she made her way through Prospect Park early Wednesday morning.
On April 20 at about 5:15 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was jogging near Garfield Place and Prospect Park West when she was allegedly approached from behind by a man who threw her to the ground, according to cops.
The suspect then took out a knife and told the woman that he was going to sexually assault her, police said. The victim resisted and struggled with the man, who then ran away from the scene.
The woman sustained a cut to her right index finger and was taken to Methodist Hospital in stable condition.
Police have released a sketch and surveillance video of the suspect whom they describe as a black man between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall and 180 to 190 pounds with short hair and a goatee.
According to authorities, the man was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black pants with white lettering on one pant leg and black sneakers with white bottoms.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).