A woman was raped in Central Park near Columbus Circle early Saturday morning, according to the Post.

The incident happened around 5 a.m. today. According to the Post, the victim told police that a man pulled a gun on her near West 39th Street and Ninth Avenue. He then forced her to walk more than a mile past Columbus Circle and into the southwest corner of Central Park, where he raped her.

A police spokesperson told us they are currently "talking to the complainant, seeing whether it's a legit complaint or not." The spokesperson added that no details were available because "sometimes with these rape stories, [the victim's story] changes, so we don't know."

This incident comes two days after a woman who was jogging in East River Park was assaulted and raped. Police released a surveillance video of the suspect, who has now been identified as 28-year-old Paul Niles, who was arrested in October 2015 for endangering the welfare of a child. You can see a photo of him below.


And in a third, separate incident, the Daily News reports a 48-year-old woman was forced off an elevator in a building on E. 28th Street by a man who attempted to rape her on Thursday. That woman was able to fight off her attacker, who fled the scene.

Anyone with information in regards to any of these incidents is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then entering TIP577.