Police search for suspect with distinct jewelry, accused of raping woman in Central Park

New York police are searching for a man accused of raping an acquaintance in Central Park, WPIX-TV reports.

Investigators have not yet found the attacker, who was reportedly wearing unusual jewelry.

Police say on Friday night, a 29-year-old woman and someone she knew left a subway station in East Harlem and walked to a wooded area near the Harlem Meer, a lake in the northeast part of Central Park, according to the television station.

At some point, the two began using the drug PCP, also known as angel dust, the New York Post reports. The woman reportedly changed her mind about the situation and attempted to leave, but the man attacked the woman and then raped her, sources told the New York Daily News.

Someone passing by heard the woman crying for help and called 911 around 8:40 p.m., prompting authorities to respond, the Post reports. The victim was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment and the suspect fled the area, according to WPIX-TV.

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Photographs of the scene published by Pos show NYPD vehicles and numerous law enforcement officers at the scene on Friday night. Video posted to the app Citizen shows an ambulance and other emergency crews at the park late Friday.

The attacker is described as a dark-skinned man in his 30s with a thin build and short hair, the Daily News reports. He was last seen wearing blue or black sweatpants and a white sweater, and he has earrings that say “Baby,” according to the Daily News.

Police have not made any arrests and the investigation is ongoing, according to the television station.

To report information about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers can call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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