A Bronx man has been arrested and charged with attempting to rape a woman as she was jogging in Central Park Monday night. Police allege that 26-year-old Forest Richardson approached the victim from behind as she walking inside the park near 107th Street and East Drive, threw her to the ground, took her cellphone away, and tried to sexually assault her.

According to Pix11, Richardson had dragged the woman into a wooded area, and ultimately fled the scene. The woman then ran to 110th Street and Lenox Avenue, where she sought help from two officers posted near an entrance to the park, the NY Post notes.

"Don't scream or I will cut your throat," Richardson allegedly told the woman, police sources tell the Daily News.

At roughly 2 a.m. Thursday morning the NYPD apprehended Richardson, and he has since been charged with attempted rape, robbery, sex abuse, assault, and criminal possession of stolen property. Bronx police told the Post they used the victim's stolen iPhone to locate Richardson, and the tabloid reports that he has been admitted to Bellevue Hospital after saying he planned to harm himself.

Richardson's previous charges include assault, grand larceny, criminal contempt and attempted rapes in both 2013 and 2014.

This week the NYPD beefed up its round-the-clock presence in Central Park in response to the sexual assault and recent robberies.