Police have released surveillance video of a man they say cut a woman’s throat over the weekend as he tried to rape her on a Bushwick street.
On June 19 at about 5 a.m., the suspect approached the 25-year-old victim from behind near Wyckoff Avenue and Starr Street, according to authorities.
The man then placed a sharp object to the woman’s throat and told her to bend over, police said. The victim screamed for help and after briefly struggling with the suspect, she managed to break away.
However, during her struggle, the victim was cut on her neck with the sharp object, according to cops. After breaking free, the woman ran to a nearby story and sought shelter.
The victim suffered a 4-inch cut on her neck and was taken to Wyckoff Hospital in stable condition.
Authorities describe the suspect as a Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall, and 170 to 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black and red baseball cap, a black long sleeve shirt and dark colored pants.
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).
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.