Police say a woman fought off a man who tried to sexually assault her on a Brooklyn sidewalk yesterday morning.

The incident happened near 7th Avenue and Garfield Place in Park Slope around 4:40 a.m. Saturday. According to the NYPD, the 23-year-old woman was walking down the street when the suspect "approached her from behind, pushed her the ground and began to pull down his pants. The victim threw her purse at the individual, who fled the location in an unknown direction."

The authorities released surveillance footage of the suspect, who is described as being approximately 25-30 years old, 5'10-6'0" tall and 150-170 pounds. He was last seen wearing black hoodie and black sweatpants.

In May, a woman was nearly raped on 2nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in Park Slope. Last week, a woman was nearly raped on 16th Street in Windsor Terrace. In both instances, the victims were able to fight off their attackers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782)
The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.