Jogger Fends Off Sex Attack in LES Park: Police

The woman was jogging in East River Park when a man threw her to the ground and tried to remove her clothes, police said

By Tracie Strahan
|  Friday, Dec 28, 2012  |  Updated 8:34 PM EDT
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Police Investigate Sexual Assault at LES Park

Police sketch of the suspect in an attempted rape at East River Park Dec. 27.

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Police Investigate Sexual Assault at LES Park

Police are looking for a man who threw a screaming woman onto the ground on the Lower East Side at the East River Park entrance near the FDR and Delancey Street. NBC 4 New York's Tracie Strahan has more.
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A woman jogging in a Lower East Side park Thursday morning fought off a man who tried to sexually assault her, police said.

The woman was jogging in East River Park near Delancey Street  at 11:47 a.m. when a man attacked her from behind, threw her to the ground and tried to remove her clothes, police said.  

The attacker fled when the woman screamed, police said.

The woman was taken to Beth Israel Hospital with minor injuries.  No arrests have been made.  

Women who frequent the park during the day were stunned to learn of the attack.

"I run during the day and I'm usually pretty alert," said Sandy Chen. "I try to pay attention."

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