Woman dragged, choked in attempted rape in the Bronx; man arrested: police

Cops are searching for the man accused of putting a woman in a chokehold and attempted to rape her in the Bronx, police said.

BELMONT, the Bronx — A man has been arrested for putting a woman in a chokehold, dragging her about a block and attempted to rape her in the Bronx, police said Thursday.

Martin Estrada, 37, faces charges of attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment and attempted assault, according to police.

He is accused of attacking a 22-year-old woman while she walked in the vicinity of East 189th Street and Belmont Avenue at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Estrada allegedly dragged the victim about a block, but later fled when he was challenged by a passerby, police said.

He was arrested arrested Wednesday night.

Police did not say if Estrada was the man pictured in images released earlier by the NYPD showing a man sought in the attack.

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).

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