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Man puts teen in chokehold in Bronx, tries to force her into sedan

CONCOURSE, the Bronx — A man put a teenage girl walking to the train station into a chokehold Saturday morning and tried to force her into a sedan, police said.

The 16-year-old victim was walking to the train station from her home around 6:50 a.m. when a man approached her on Clarke Place and put her in a chokehold, officials said. He told her he had a gun and tried to force her into a black, 4-door sedan.

She struggled and he hit her in the face. The blow didn’t stop her. She kept fighting and bit the man on the hand.

He let her go and then fled southbound on Grand Concourse in the black sedan.

Police described the culprit as being in his 30s with a thin build. He was wearing dark clothing. The man is about 5 feet, 4 inches tall.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).