616-13 001 Pct This man is wanted for questioning in an attempted rape that occurred near City Hall Park on Sunday morning. Credit: NYPD


Correction: The man is the photo above was being sought by police as a person of interest, not a suspect.


Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman early Sunday morning near City Hall Park in lower Manhattan.


The woman was attacked at about 4:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Park Row and Beekman Street, cops said. The suspect followed the 28-year-old victim into Theatre Alley, where he pushed her to the ground and then attempted to rape her.


Nearby construction workers heard the woman scream and ran over, scaring off the suspect, the New York Post reported.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where she was listed in stable condition. Police released a surveillance photo of a man wanted for questioning Sunday night.