The NYPD released video late on Sunday night of a man who slashed a woman’s throat on a Bushwick street while attempting to rape her earlier that morning.
According to authorities, the incident occurred at 5 a.m. in the vicinity of Wyckoff Avenue and Starr Street, where the suspect approached a 25-year-old woman from behind, placed a sharp object at her throat and told her to bend over.
Police said the victim screamed for help and got into a brief physical struggle with the perpetrator, who slashed her across the neck with the sharp object. The victim managed to get away from the suspect and ran to a nearby store for shelter; the attacker fled the scene.
Officers from the 83rd Precinct and EMS units responded to the location. Paramedics brought the victim to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition and treated for a four-inch laceration to her neck.
Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male between 20 and 30 years of age, standing between 5 foot 6 and 5 foot 9 inches tall, weighing between 170 to 190 pounds who was last seen wearing a black and red baseball cap, a black long-sleeve shirt and dark colored pants.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.