MANHATTAN, N.Y. (PIX11) — A woman briefly blacked out after being strangled from behind on a Manhattan street, according to the NYPD.
The victim, 29, was walking near Houston Street and Avenue D in the East Village when a man came up from behind and strangled her at around 4:10 a.m. on Oct. 22, police said.
The woman fell to the ground and briefly lost consciousness, police said. The victim suffered a bruised knee and a cut on the neck.
The man ran off and was last seen heading to Avenue C, police said.
There have been no arrests.
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