Police released this sketch of a suspected Washington Heights rapist.


Authorities are searching for a man suspected of raping a woman who was walking inside Gorman Park in Washington Heights.

Around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, a 42-year-old woman was attacked as she took a walk inside Gorman Park, police reported.

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The attacker forced the victim off the concrete path and pushed her to the ground before holding a knife to her throat as he raped her, authorities stated.


Police described the suspect as a dark-skinned man with a beard who was approximately 35 years old, 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds.

Anyone with information should call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA. The public can also submit tips at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.

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