NYPD seeking suspect in Upper West Side attempted strangulation

UPPER WEST SIDE (WABC) -- Police are seeking a suspect who attempted to strangle a woman on the Upper West Side Sunday morning.

A 23-year-old woman was walking on West 78th Street just before 5 a.m. when a man approached her from behind.

The suspect put his arm around her neck and his hand over her mouth and began to choke her, police said. The woman fought off the suspect and fled the area.

Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS.

The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at http://WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577.
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