PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn — A 23-year-old woman was slashed while fighting off a man who said he was going to sexually assault her, police said.
She was jogging near Garfield Place and Prospect Park West at 5:12 a.m. Wednesday when she was attacked, police said.
The suspect approached the woman from behind when he threw her to the ground, took out a knife, and said he was going to sexually assault her, according to police.
While she fought him off, she suffered a deep cut to her index finger. EMS took her to Methodist Hospital in stable condition.
Police say the suspect is a 6-foot-tall black man with light facial hair and was wearing a black sweatsuit.
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