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Woman sexually assaulted while sunbathing in Central Park, suspect at large: NYPD

A woman was sexually assaulted while sunbathing in Central Park in New York City on Monday. Police said the man exposed himself then tackled her when she tried to run away.

Police in New York City are searching for a suspect that sexually assaulted a woman who was sunbathing in Central Park on Monday afternoon.

Around 1:30 p.m., police responded to an area of Central Park for a report of an attempted rape on a female victim.

Police said a woman in her 20s was sunbathing alone in a secluded part of the park when a black man, believed to be in his 30s, approached her and began exposing himself.


Officials said she got up and tried to run away when he tackled her from behind.

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Police said she was able to fight him off and he ran away.

The woman was then taken to a local hospital for evaluation. 

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Police are looking for the suspect, who was described as a black man, in his 30s, around 6’0 tall and medium build with curly hair and wearing a light colored shirt and shorts.

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Officials said a heavy police presence will remain around the park as they continue to search through surveillance footage and the perimeter for the suspect.

Anyone with information about this incident or the suspects’ whereabouts is encouraged to contact the NYPD. 

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