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Surveillance video, sketch released of suspect who attacked woman jogging in Prospect Park

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PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn — Police continue to search for the attacker who attempted to rape a woman in Prospect Park Wednesday morning.

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)

A 23-year-old woman was jogging near Garfield Place at 5:12 a.m. when a man grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground, police said. He took out a knife and was going to sexually assault her. She fought him off but suffered a deep cut in her index finger, according to police.

Police released a sketch of the attacker Thursday. He is described as a man around 5 feet, 10-inches to 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with short hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black pants that had white lettering on one side and black sneakers with white bottoms.

The attacker is also seen on surveillance video.

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.