Police investigate an alleged rape early this morning in Central Park near 100th street between Fifth Avenue and the East Drive. (Photos: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) click on images to enlarge.
A woman reported being raped in Central Park early this morning.
The alleged incident happened around 4:30 a.m. near 100th Street between Fifth Avenue and the East Drive.
A large hilly area was cordoned off for most for the day as crime scene personnel gathered evidence.
Evidence marker # 1 could be seen on the ground near a park bench.
Police have so far refused to release any information except to say that no arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.
The woman told police that a man approached her, pulled her off the path and raped her in a wooded area in the northeast corner of the park, according to the New York Post.
We will update as we learn more information.
gothamist - November, 2013 - By Ben Yakas