Man chokes, tries to rape woman in Brooklyn

By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police are searching for a man who placed a woman in a chokehold and tried to rape her in Brooklyn this weekend.

The man approached the 41-year-old woman from behind early Saturday morning near Battery Avenue and 86 Street in Dyker Heights, police said.

The man grabbed the woman and choked her, but she was able to get away before he raped her, according to police.

The woman refused medical attention, the NYPD said.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect on Sunday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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