Man tried to strangle woman in popular bar: Cops

- The NYPD is looking for the man who tried to strangle a woman at Blue Ruin Bar on 9th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen.

The suspect followed the 27-year-old victim into the bathroom and began choking her, said police. She lost consciousness but survived.

The assault occurred on August 26.

Police describe the man as having medium to light skin, about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with hazel or green eyes and long, black dreads.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. The NYPD says all calls/texts are strictly confidential.

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