DOWNTOWN — Police arrested a 17-year-old man who allegedly choked and tried to rape a woman near City Hall early Sunday morning.
Amauri Azcona of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, allegedly assaulted a 28-year-old woman after following her from the Fulton Street subway station about 4:49 a.m., police said.
He attacked the victim near Park Row and Beekman Street, throwing her to the ground and grabbing her neck while he tried to sexually assault her, the NYPD said.
The woman was able to scream for help, and a construction worker at a nearby site ran over, causing Azcona to flee, according to police.
The teen was charged Thursday with attempted rape, sex abuse, assault and strangulation.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.