Police search for suspect in attempted sex assault near Central Park

MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Police are looking for a man who they said tried to rape a woman near Central Park.

Police said the man tried to strike up a conversation with the 32-year-old woman at 110th Street and Central Park West around 11:15 p.m. Monday.

When she walked away, the man followed her, said he had a gun and threatened to assault her, police said.

The woman was able to get the attention of someone nearby, and the man ran away.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man who's approximately 6 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a purple sweatshirt and dark color pants.

Anyone with information in regards to the above incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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