- The 30-year-old had been drinking in a bar in New York
- Despite being drunk she fought off her attacker by hitting him over the head with her purse
- Police have issued image of man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack
By Tara Brady
A Broadway actress was attacked and nearly raped by a shirtless man in New York’s Central Park yesterday morning, according to police.
The victim, 30, had been drinking in a bar after performing in a production in the city on Monday night.
It is believed she may have had a conversation with the suspect before she was assaulted.
After a struggle, the man snatched her pocketbook before fleeing the park.
The victim was treated for cuts and bruises at Mount Sinao Hospital.
Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attempted rape.