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Man tries to rape woman, 31, in Park Slope: police

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PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — Police are looking for a man who tried to rape a 31-year-old woman in the Park Slope neighborhood, officials said.

Man tries to rape woman, 31, in Park Slope: police

The NYPD has released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to rape a woman in Park Slope on July 12. (NYPD)

The woman told police she was walking alone in the early morning of July 12 when a man approached her from behind a little before 2 a.m. and pushed her to the ground, according to the NYPD.

The 31-year-old woman fought with the man after he yanked off her underwear, and she managed to free herself and run for help, police said.

First responders transported the woman to a local hospital for cuts to her face and knee, which were treated and she was released.

The incident happened on Park Place in Brooklyn, a couple blocks from Prospect Park’s Grand Army Plaza entrance.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect, who the woman described as a man in his mid-20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.