Police have released more video of the man who they say attacked and attempted to rape a jogger in Prospect Park on April 20th. The first video, released just after the attack, showed the suspect running by the park at 5:13 a.m., but the latest offers a much clearer look at his face—at one point, he appears to look directly at the surveillance camera.
According to the NYPD, just after 5 a.m. on April 20th, a 23-year-old woman was jogging in the park when the suspect approached her from behind, threw her to the ground, and threatened her with a knife while saying he was going to sexually assault her. She fought him off, and he fled, police said. The woman received medical attention for a laceration on her right finger.
The suspect is described as being between 5'10" and 6'0", weighing between 180 and 190 pounds, with short hair and a goatee. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a black t-shirt, black pants with white lettering on one leg, and black sneakers with white soles.
Following the attack, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said that "when you attempt to rape...a person, not only do you traumatize the victim, you traumatize the family. That traumatization spreads throughout the entire community."
Here's the first video that the NYPD released:
If you have any information about the incident, police are asking you to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.