Woman Bitten and Scratched by Man While Walking in Central Park: Sources

By Murray Weiss on September 3, 2013 5:59pm 

 A man attacked and threatened a woman in Central Park on Sept. 2, 2013.
A man attacked and threatened a woman in Central Park on Sept. 2, 2013.
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CENTRAL PARK — A Manhattan woman was assaulted in Central Park by a man who clawed at her shirt, bit her arm and threatened to kill her before running away Monday night, sources told DNAinfo New York.

The 30-year-old victim was walking alone along the park's East Drive near East 102nd Street about 9:30 p.m. when a man wearing a red flannel shirt, black shorts and white sneakers came up from behind and grabbed her, sources said. The man then tried to rip off the woman's blouse and bit her on her left arm, the sources said.

When the woman put up a fight, the suspect screamed, "I will kill you!” and ran away down a path, the victim told police.

She was treated at Harlem Hospital and released, police said.

Police were asking anyone with any information about the incident to call 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

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