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NEW YORK – Police in New York are searching for a suspect accused of attempting to rape a 30-year-old woman in broad daylight, authorities said.

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According to WABC-TV and WPIX-TV, the incident occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. Saturday as the woman walked her dog near the intersection of Ridgewood Place and Woodbine Street in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood. The New York Police Department said an unknown man walked behind the woman, grabbed her around the neck and pushed her onto the ground, the news outlets reported. Authorities said the man kept trying to choke the woman and sexually assaulted her before fleeing, WABC reported.

The woman’s face and neck were injured in the attack, police said. She initially refused medical treatment but later went to a nearby hospital to be examined, according to the news outlets.

Police obtained surveillance footage of the attack and shared an image of the suspect, WPIX reported. Authorities said the man, who appeared to be about 30 years old, has black hair in dreadlocks, as well as chin hair and a mustache, according to WABC. He was wearing black clothing and stands about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, police said.

If you have information about the suspect, call New York police at 1-800-577-TIPS, visit the Crime Stoppers website or send a message to Crime Stoppers on Twitter.