A woman was followed into a Manhattan bar's bathroom and strangled until she lost consciousness last month, and police are now hoping the public can help them track down her assailant.
The incident took place on August 26th, around 2:30 a.m. at the Blue Ruin bar on 9th Avenue and 40th Street. According to the NYPD, a man followed a 27-year-old woman into the bathroom, where he "proceeded to strangle her until she lost consciousness."
The NYPD says the victim received medical treatment on her own at a later date, but had no further details about the events before or after the assault.
Images of the suspect in the strangulation (NYPD)
The suspect is described as being about 5'8" and 5'9" with hazel or green eyes and long black dreadlocks.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.