A Manhattan hotel guest was choked in a terrifying assault Monday night after she opened her door to a man she believed was a delivery person.

Police say the man forced his way into the 27-year-old victim's room at the Four Points Sheraton at 160 West 25th Street, throwing her down on the bed and choking her. He then fled the hotel on foot, heading west toward 7th Avenue.


An NYPD spokesperson said the woman refused medical attention at the scene. Reached Thursday, a Four Points Chelsea employee declined to comment, noting that the hotel's policy prevents them from speaking with reporters.

According to the NYPD, the man was wearing glasses, jeans, and a black hoodie with blue stripes. Investigators estimate his height at 6'5" and his weight at roughly 225 lbs.

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. All calls are strictly confidential.