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Person of interest arrested – NBC New York

Person of interest arrested – NBC New York

Person of interest arrested – NBC New York

The New York Police Department has a person of interest in custody in connection with the attack on a Central Park beachgoer, law enforcement sources told NBC New York.

Police have not said where the person of interest was picked up or whether he is considered a suspect in the Central Park attack.

According to police, a 21-year-old woman was sunbathing in Manhattan Park around 1:30 p.m. on June 24 when she saw a man approaching her while she was stripping. She told police she was alone at the time, in the Great Hill area within West 104th Street and West Drive in the park.

The woman tried to run, but he tackled her from behind, according to police. She screamed and managed to fight back. The man managed to escape and ran south on West Drive.

The victim was taken to the hospital, police said. He was able to provide information about the suspect to authorities, they said.

The sketch originally obtained by NBC New York (below) shows a suspect in the case, believed to be in his 30s, wearing a baseball cap and sporting a short beard. Police have not confirmed that the person of interest is the suspect in the case or if he matches the description and sketch.

The suspect was described as approximately 6 feet tall, with a medium build and curly hair. He was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and shorts. He was last seen wearing a light-colored shirt and shorts.

Police increased patrols in the park as they searched for the suspect. Officers said they were looking for witnesses and outdoor cameras, and were using a drone to help search the park.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.