Police are investigating an attempted rape in Springfield Gardens, Queens, in which a woman was pushed to the ground and assaulted.
The 40-year-old woman was walking home at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, in the area of 145th Road, when she was attacked by a man, according to police.
The suspect pushed the victim to the ground, punched her several times in the face, and attempted to rape her.
The suspect fled when a neighbor heard the victim's cries for help, police said.
Police responded and took the victim to the hospital, where she was treated for bruising to the face.