A 51-year-old woman told police she was walking on Orange Trail in Forest Park around 6:30 p.m.when a man approached her from behind.
She says he tapped her on the shoulder and began to stroke her head.
The man then pushed her off the trail into shrubs and bushes and pulled her pants down causing her to fall to the ground.
While on the ground, the man put a piece of clothing around her neck and choked her while attempting to sexually assault her.
She fought back, calling out for help and he fled.
The victim was treated and released at the hospital.
Police released video of the suspect:
Anyone with information in regard to his identity is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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