Woman Attacked in East River Park; Police Search For Suspect

Police are searching for a man who attacked a woman in East River Park this morning.  It happened on the running path at East 6th Street around 11:45 a.m.

The victim was jogging when the suspect came up from behind and threw her to the ground. He tried to pull off her clothes but she fought back and screamed, at which point the man fled.  The woman. 41, had some minor cuts and bruises. She was taken to Beth Israel.

When cops arrived at the scene the victim had made it to FDR Drive and Delancey. They are now looking for a teenager who was wearing a gray sweatshirt and green pants.  He has a stocky build and facial hair. The 9th Precinct is taking the lead in the investigation, with assistance from the 7th Precinct.