Police are investigating a sexual assault incident early Thursday morning about 12:15 am in Battery Park, NYC Park Advocates has learned.
A female 40, was walking in the park not far from the Bowling Green subway station when she claims she was grabbed from behind and held in a choke hold. The attacker pulled at her pants. She fought back, screaming and punching the man.
She kicked the assailant in the groin. He fled.
The victim was taken to Beth Israel hospital to be examined. She was not seriously physically injured.
Police describe the suspect as a male Hispanic 20 to 25 years old.
- Geoffrey Croft