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New video released of would-be rapist in Prospect Park attack

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The suspect attacked the jogger on Wednesday, attempted to rape her and slashed her in the finger before fleeing the scene. (DCPI)

The suspect attacked the jogger on Wednesday, attempted to rape her and slashed her in the finger before fleeing the scene. (DCPI)

PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn — Police released new surveillance video of the suspect wanted for attempting to rape a woman jogging in Prospect Park on April 20.

The suspect grabbed a 23-year-old woman jogging near Garfield Place at 5:12 a.m. from behind and threw her to the ground, police said. He drew a knife and attempted to sexually assault her. The woman fought him off, but suffered a deep cut in her right index finger, according to police.

Police released video and a sketch of the suspect days after the attack. He is described as a man approximately 5 feet, 10-inches to 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with short hair and a goatee.

New surveillance video of the suspect was also released Monday.

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